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Lakeview Hospital earns award for stroke treatment program

Published November 5, 2012 8:42 am

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Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful has earned a gold award for its implementation of the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke program."

The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in adopting a high stand of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

"Recent studies show that patients treated in hospitals participating in the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines-Stroke program receive a higher quality of care and may experience better outcomes," said Lee H. Schwamm, chair of the Get with the Guidelines national steering committee.

The program's guidelines are aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Hospitals must adhere to the program for a designated period of time to be eligible for the achievement awards.