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Phoenix Baptist Hospital, West Valley Hospital receive stroke quality awards

9/23/2011 1:00:00 AM


Phoenix Baptist Hospital, West Valley Hospital recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Silver and Bronze Awards


PHOENIX (Sept. 23, 2011) – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Award recognized Phoenix Baptist Hospital with the silver award and West Valley Hospital with the bronze award for their commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that patients receive treatment according to national accepted standards and recommendations.


Patients who suffer a stroke are recommended to receive appropriate care within a very short amount of time. Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital are fully equipped with board certified physicians and designated stroke teams, along with the latest technology to provide accurate diagnosis and create an effective treatment plan to achieve a positive outcome.


To receive the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award, Phoenix Baptist Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines for the past 12 months. West Valley Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award for the past 90 days. These guidelines include aggressive use of medications, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs, and smoking cessation.


“We are extremely proud of Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital for demonstrating excellence surrounding stroke care and for achieving quality outcomes,” said Dr. Mark Kestner, chief medical officer, Abrazo Health Care. “These awards are a testament of our commitment to prevention and treatment of stroke and saving lives.”


 To learn more about the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Silver and Bronze Awards, visit


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As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health Care is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system

includes five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,029 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of two health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, and Abrazo Advantage, serving nine counties in the state; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 70 employed physicians in 19 Valley locations. Visit for more information.



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