For the third time, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, announces it has received a stroke quality achievement award.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, as part of its Get with the Guidelines program, has presented Lakeview with the stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, along with the level of Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.

“I’m so proud of the hard work of our medical staff and employees to earn this award. It’s been a 3-year journey to reach this level. We often see smaller and larger hospitals transferring their patients to us because of our outstanding stroke program,” states Bret Kolman, CEO Lakeview Regional Medical Center, in a media release.

“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” adds John L. Frieberg, MD, Neurology Chair. “Lakeview Regional continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.”

Lakeview Regional Medical Center is also a Primary Stroke Center, per the release.

[Source(s): Lakeview Regional Medical Center, PRWeb]