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3 Lifespan hospitals recognized for stroke, diabetes care

“Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital have all received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The facilities earned the awards by meeting standards for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

Additionally, Rhode Island Hospital received a Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Advanced Therapy designation. The award is presented to hospitals that comply with measures created to reduce the time between a stroke patient’s arrival and treatment with a clot-buster drug.

‘This continuing recognition is a testament to the hard work of our staff who are part of a highly skilled, specialized team trained to provide rapid assessment and treatment for the acute stroke patient,’ said Jo-Ann Sarafin, stroke program manager for Rhode Island Hospital…”

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