Sharon Regional Medical Center Recognized for Stroke Care

WARREN, Ohio — Sharon Regional Medical Center has been nationally recognized for committing to high-quality stroke care through the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD PLUS quality achievement award.

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. It occurs when a blood vessel is either blocked by a clot or bursts, leading to a lack of blood and oxygen to brain cells.

The award is given to hospital medical providers working with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to align patient care with the latest research and evidence-based guidelines.

“Sharon Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality of stroke care to patients by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” said Dr. Nicholas Abbott, chief medical officer at Sharon Regional Medical Center. “Get With the Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work daily, which studies show can help patients recover better and faster. The end goal is to ensure more people in the Shenango Valley and surrounding areas can live longer, healthier lives.”

Sharon Regional, part of the Steward Health network of hospitals, is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, specializing in the rapid treatment of stroke patients, including early assessment, rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke emergencies.

In addition, Sharon Regional was recognized with the American Heart Associations’ Target: Type 2 Honor Roll Award, which aims to ensure Type 2 diabetic patients receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to a stroke.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.