Nuvance Health provides high-quality stroke care to patients, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Nuvance Health’s hospitals in New York and Connecticut have earned American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® quality awards for stroke services. The awards reflect each hospital’s commitment to providing stroke patients with lifesaving care by following nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines.
Get With The Guidelines awards depend on the evaluation time period and capabilities available at each hospital:
- Danbury Hospital achieved a Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award, Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
- Norwalk Hospital achieved a Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award, Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
- Vassar Brothers Medical Center achieved a Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award, Stroke Honor Roll and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
- Northern Dutchess Hospital achieved a Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award.
- Sharon Hospital achieved a Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award.
- Putnam Hospital achieved a Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Award.
Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of serious disability for adults. Rapid and accurate diagnosis and treatment of stroke are critical because time is brain when it comes to this medical emergency.
“At Nuvance Health, highly trained multispecialty care teams quickly identify and treat stroke to minimize a patient’s risk of permanent disability or death,” said Dr. Paul Wright, senior vice president and system chair of the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute. “I extend my deepest gratitude for their teamwork and dedication to ensure our stroke patients have the best possible outcomes.”
“We are very proud of everyone and their commitment to rapid stroke evaluation, treatment and compassionate care for our patients,” said Aimee Derry, vice president of the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute. “The communities we serve in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut can count on Nuvance Health’s hospitals to continue advancing stroke care for them.”
Emergency medical services (EMS), emergency medicine, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, critical and intensive care, and neuro-rehabilitation specialists follow proven stroke response guidelines and use the latest technology.
This technology includes biplane angiography systems at Danbury Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Endovascular neurosurgeons can open blockages in vessels through tiny incisions with great precision to restore blood flow to the brain after an ischemic stroke. Vassar Brothers Medical Center also has a portable MRI system to diagnose and manage neurological conditions such as stroke.
Stroke care teams provide education and resources for patients so they can effectively manage their recovery. They also provide resources for caregivers to support their loved ones after having a stroke.
Nuvance Health hospitals have also achieved Joint Commission certifications for meeting rigorous stroke care standards. Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital have Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification for endovascular treatment and management of ischemic stroke. Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Sharon Hospital have Primary Stroke Center Certification.