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Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Torrance Earns National Recognition for Stroke Treatment

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Torrance Comprehensive Stroke Center were recognized, once again, by the American Heart Association with the 2022 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This recognition shows these hospitals commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

“Providence Little Company of Mary is committed to improving patient care by consistently meeting the care guidelines as established by the American Heart Association /American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). “Catrice Nakamura, Director of Neuroscience and Stroke Program said “The AHA/ASA Get with the Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to implement evidence-based knowledge and care on a daily basis. Studies show that following these guidelines consistently, can help patients achieve measurable improvement in care quality. The end goal is to ensure more people in our South Bay communities can experience longer, healthier lives. We are proud to be among the hospitals recognized for our excellent stroke care. “

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke was developed to assist healthcare professionals in providing the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Torrance Comprehensive Stroke Center earned the AHA/ASA Get with the Guidelines’ Stroke GOLD PLUS, Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and Advanced Therapy recognitions. This award is the highest level of recognition for stroke care by the AHA/ASA that can be received by a Comprehensive Stroke Center. 

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro Advanced Primary Stroke Center earned the AHA/ASA Get with the Guidelines’ Stroke GOLD PLUS recognition for their consistent adherence to the guidelines. 

Each year program participants apply for the award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, participants also educate patients and their families to help them manage their health and rehabilitation once at home. Learn more about these recognitions by visiting heart.org

For more information on Providence Little Company of Mary hospitals, call 844-925-0942.

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