PITTSBURG, KS.--- Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg receives a national honor. The American Heart Association is awarding Via Christi for their efforts in caring for stroke patients and fulfilling their "Get With The Guidelines Program." The award is given to hospital programs who best meet the AHA's guidelines of stroke patient care. The stroke program at Via Christi plans to continue improving their process for diagnosis and prevention of secondary strokes.
"The uniqueness of this stroke program is it provides quality care from the time that the patient has those symptoms, recognizes it and alerts the MS and comes to the hospital," said Janelle Dimond, Stroke/Trauma Coordinator.
"Pittsburg is bringing their stroke program along at a pretty fast rate, and we're hoping to get them to a bronze a silver and eventually a gold status," said Kay Brown, American Heart Association.
Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S.
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