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.
For more information on the 2017 America’s Best Stroke Centers, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/