Fresno Kaiser earns stroke care award

Kaiser Permanente Fresno received an award  for its high standard of stroke care.Kaiser Permanente Fresno received an award for its high standard of stroke care.Kaiser Permanente Fresno received an award for its high standard of stroke care recently, which ensures that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations, the company said in a release.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award acknowledges that Kaiser Permanente Fresno consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke program for 90 days.

“We are pleased to receive this award in recognition of the of the quality care we provide our stroke patients,” Jeff Collins, Kaiser Permanente Fresno’s senior vice president and area manager, said in the release. “This award is a tribute to the hard work of our staff in developing a comprehensive system for diagnosing and treating stroke patients.”

In June 2011 the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations certified Kaiser Permanente Fresno as a primary stroke center after demonstrating that it can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients through the care it provides.