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    Cathy Rebman | San Antonio Regional Hospital
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      San Antonio Regional Hospital Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award 2019< 

    SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES
    GET WITH THE GUIDELINES TARGET: STROKE HONOR ROLL GOLD PLUS
    QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    American Heart Association Award recognizes
    San Antonio Regional Hospital's commitment to quality stroke care.

    July 15, 2019, Upland, CA. – San Antonio Regional Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

    San Antonio Regional Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

    "San Antonio Regional Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines- Stroke initiative," said President and CEO Harris F. Koenig. "The tools provided help us track our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes."

    San Antonio Regional Hospital additionally received the association's Target: Stroke(SM) Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

    "We are pleased to recognize San Antonio Regional Hospital for their commitment to stroke care," said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. "Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates."

    According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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    ABOUT SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL HOSPITAL
    San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland, California is a 363-bed, nonprofit, acute care hospital that combines excellent clinical care with exceptional compassion. Since 1907, San Antonio Regional Hospital has emerged as a premier regional medical facility with satellite locations across the rapidly expanding Inland Empire. The opening of its new Vineyard Tower represents the culmination of a major expansion project that added a new 52-bed emergency department and a 92-bed patient tower comprised of 80 private rooms and 12 critical care beds on its main hospital campus. The expansion has positioned San Antonio as a hospital of the future, offering state-of-the-art healthcare services in a healing environment that is focused on the patient and family. To learn more, visit www.sarh.org .

    ABOUT Get With The Guidelines®
    Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit www.heart.org .