Sunrise Hospital and MountainView Hospital Stroke Programs Recognized by the American Stroke Association
Las Vegas, NV —Two of the Sunrise Health Hospital’s Certified Stroke Centers—Sunrise Hospital and MountainView Hospital— have been recognized for high performance by the American Heart and American Stroke Associations.
Sunrise Hospital and the Nevada Neurosciences Institute (NNI) have received the 2011 American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. This is third consecutive year Sunrise and the NNI have been recognized at the gold level.
To receive this award, Sunrise Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all GWTG-Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for 24 consecutive months and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with seven of 10 GWTG-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis and cholesterol reducing drugs, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
MountainView Hospital has been recognized with the 2011 American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award. MountainView Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all GWTG-Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for 12-months.
“Meeting rigorous standards to provide timely, quality care when our patients need it most is a top priority for us. This award, in addition to being certified Primary Stroke Centers, makes both Sunrise and MountainView Hospitals stroke leaders in our community,” said Sylvia Young, President and CEO of Sunrise Health.
Both hospitals have also earned a Target stroke honor roll designation. This recognition is awarded for hospitals meeting a specific GWTG achievement level in addition to achieving IV rt-PA door-to-needle times 60 minutes or less in 50 percent or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients (minimum of six) during one calendar quarter. These awards recognize Sunrise and MountainView’s commitment and success in consistently implementing the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations for stroke patients.
Hospitals recognized in each category achieve at least 85 percent compliance to GWTG measures. Those achieving 85 percent compliance for 24 consecutive months receive the Gold Performance Achievement Award, with the Silver Performance Achievement Award going to those with 85 percent compliance for 12 consecutive months.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Scientific studies reveal that the Get With The Guidelines Program works for improved patient survival.
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Ranked #1 By U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings 2011-2012
When it comes to urgent care or emergency care, you want the most qualified hospital staff members and physicians by your side. With over 50 years of service in Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is devoted to providing high-quality, advanced healthcare services for all patients. As the recipient of the Consumer Choice award for the past 15 years, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is your number one source for emergency care and stroke care services.
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in Las Vegas in the U.S. News Media & World Report for 2011-2012, marking the second consecutive year that Sunrise Hospital has been recognized in this category.
Sunrise is also the proud recipient of the HealthInsight Quality Award, acknowledging high performance quality in care, according to publicly reported quality assurance measures. The rankings include 16 medical specialties for all 94 metro areas of at least 500,000 residents, with at least one of these areas performing well enough to be recognized among the other participants.
These awards recognize our hospital’s dedication to quality patient care and service. Our services include but are not limited to:
- Allergy services
- Breast care
- Cancer care
- Cardiology, cardiac rehab, and cardiac ICU
- Chest pain center
- Diabetes education
- Diagnostic imaging
- Emergency services for adults and children
- Geriatric services
- Heart catheterization
- Nuclear medicine
- Prenatal services
- Physician Referrals
We also provide a number of surgical procedures, including inpatient surgery, laparoscopic surgery, major joint surgery, outpatient surgery, and more. Our hospital has also invested in new technologies including the da Vinci Robotic surgery system, Picture Archiving and Communication System, as well as Gamma Knife treatment technology.
For #1 ranked medical care, visit Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center , or contact our nurses 24 hours a day at (702) 731-8000.