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Regional Medical Center of San Jose Wins 2011 American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Achievement Award!

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February 24, 2012

At the 2012 International Stroke Conference in New Orleans this month, Regional Medical Center of San Jose’s Stroke Program won the 2011 American Stroke Association’s (ASA) Get With The Guidelines "Gold Plus Achievement" Award which recognizes RMC’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients according to evidence-based guidelines.

This is the 3rd consecutive year that RMC has received this award for excellence in stroke care. Regional was one of only 188 out of over 1200 participating hospitals across the nation to achieve this recognition, and one of only three hospitals in Santa Clara County.

In addition to this award, RMC was also recognized as a recipient of the ASA "Target: Stroke Honor Roll" for improving stroke care and outcomes by administering IV tPA within 60 minutes of hospital arrival to at least 50% of those eligible ischemic stroke patients in one quarter of 2011. The Stroke Program wishes to recognize the concerted efforts of Regional’s Emergency Department crew for their assistance in helping us attain this award.