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Swedish Honored for Achieving Quality Measures for Stroke Care

The American Heart/Stroke Associations recognize Swedish Cherry Hill with Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award

SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2014 – Swedish Health Services announced today its Cherry Hill campus received the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The Stroke-Overview_UCM_308021_Article.jsp" target="_blank">Get With The Guidelines Stroke program helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. The award indicates that Swedish Cherry Hill meets specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.


We are pleased to announce that Swedish Edmonds has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Swedish Cherry Hill Awarded Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Swedish Medical Center is proud to announce that the Swedish Neuroscience Institute team at Cherry Hill has been awarded the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL- Healthcare. Swedish Cherry Hill is currently one of two hospitals in the state of Washington to receive the comprehensive stroke certification designation.

Signs of a Stroke

Do you know the warning signs of a stroke? You should -- it could save your life or someone else's. In the US, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability among adults and the third leading cause of death.

Swedish Primary Stroke Centers

The award-winning stroke program at Swedish Medical Center provides stroke patients access to the necessary expertise and experience that ensures they receive critical medical care in record time.

Stroke Program Research Studies

The Swedish Stroke Program participates in clinical research studies in order to make the most leading-edge therapies available to our patients.

Are you at risk for a stroke?

Lifestyle and medical conditions affect whether a person is at risk for stroke.

Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks blood from getting to the brain or a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Lifestyle and medical conditions affect whether a person is at risk for stroke.

Tips to Avoid a Stroke

Although your family history and ethnic background may be risk factors you cannot control, there are many lifestyle choices that may provide you some protection from stroke.
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