Redding, CA – March 1, 2017 – Shasta Regional Medical Center
has been named one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s
Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best
in healthcare. The award signifies that Shasta Regional Medical Center
is in the top 7% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five
women in the United States will have a stroke in her lifetime. Nearly
60% of stroke deaths are in women, and stroke kills twice as many women
as breast cancer. Most alarming, the percentage of strokes in women under
age 45 is increasing, with studies showing these women are more likely
to be misdiagnosed.
A stroke center must be certified by the Joint Commission Stroke Certification
Program as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and/or Advanced Comprehensive
Stroke Center to be considered for the award. It is the only award recognizing
excellence in stroke care based on robust criteria that consider patient
satisfaction and clinical excellence.
The methodology used to select Shasta Regional Medical Center as one of
America’s Best Stroke Centers is unique in that it evaluates 30-day
stroke mortality and readmission rates and Hospital Consumer Assessment
of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with
primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. Hospitals
must also score in the top 80% of all hospitals in the following areas:
• Percent of patients receiving Head CT scan results within 45 minutes
• Percent of patients receiving Thrombolytic therapy
• Percent of patients receiving Stroke education
Shasta Regional Medical Center is one of 339 award recipients representing
the hospitals that have met the highest standards for stroke care in the
U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
“Shasta Regional Medical Center proud to be recognized as one of
America’s Best Stroke Centers, we are always focused on the community,
especially when it comes to healthcare.” said Cyndy Gordon, CEO
of Shasta Regional Medical Center.
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