FMC Recognized with Stroke Silver Plus Award

Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus AwardFairfield Medical Center is proud to announce that we have received the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Silver Plus award. FMC also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. As a recipient of these two accomplishments, FMC is part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes FMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Get With The Guidelines® helps hospital care teams ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest research-based guidelines. 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, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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