UTMC receives Stroke Recognition
The University of Toledo Medical Center congratulates Dr. Mouhammad Jumaa and Dr. Syed Zaidi, co-directors of the stroke program and the entire stroke team, for their involvement in our hospital achieving the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Stroke Gold Plus Performance Award and being placed on the Target Stroke Honor Roll!”
The UT Medical Center is impacting the lives of many by using the AHA’s premier hospital-based quality improvement program, Get With The Guidelines for the treatment of stroke patients. To qualify for the award, a hospital must adhere to all the specified standards at least 85 percent of the time for the previous 12 months and maintain a 75% or higher compliance with 6 of 10 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures. In addition 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients must be treated with rt-PA within < 60 minutes during one calendar quarter. The standards are those that have been proven to improve health after stroke.
The UT Medical Center's neurology department continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence through:
- Recognition by the U.S. News and World Report as a high performing specialty
- Being the region’s first certified Stroke Center
- A 20-year commitment to stroke prevention and rehabilitation
- Achieving the American Heart Association’s “Stroke Performance Award” for the last 9 years, including the Gold Plus Performance Award for the past 4 years
- Serving as home to the region's top neurology specialists
Neurology is the study of the brain and the central nervous system, including the brain; spinal cord; and nerves throughout the body that control internal organs, muscles and vision, hearing, taste and smell.
The department is staffed with world-class neurology specialists and sub-specialists that work closely with other sub-specialists in areas such as emergency medicine, cardiology, neurosurgery, pain management, and physical therapy to provide patients with multidisciplinary care unmatched in the area.
UTMC offers the area's first accredited primary stroke center, and was recognized for the 4th consecutive year to receive the Gold Sustained Performance Award for stroke care.