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Methodist’s Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center receives Achievement Award for quality patient care

Houston, TX - 6/13/2011

The Methodist Neurological Institute's Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center received the American Heart Association's (AHA's) Get with the Guidelines (GWTG)-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. Methodist received this honor for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Methodist achieved at least 12 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to all GWTG-Stroke Quality Achievement Indicators. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation.

Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center GWTG award
Peggy Smith of the American Heart Association presents the Silver Plus Stroke award to The Methodist Hospital’s Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center. From left – Stephen Spielman, VP of Operations; Peggy Smith, American Heart Association; Jan Flewelling, Stroke Outreach Program Coordinator; Jean Herzog, Director of Operations, Methodist Neurological Institute; Pam Guillory, Nursing Director; Dr. David Chiu, Medical Director, Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center; and Dr. John Volpi, Stroke Neurologist, Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center.

"We know that time lost is brain lost, so rapid medical care for our patients is of utmost importance," said Dr. David Chiu, medical director, Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center. "Our comprehensive stroke team not only treats patients, but we also educate patients and family members on how to prevent a stroke from happening again."

The Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center is focused on innovative treatments, prevention, rehabilitation and recovery. For more on the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, visit our website or call 713-790-3333.

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