July 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AS ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST STROKE CENTERS
DENVER – July 14, 2015 – Rose Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of adult disability. Every 40 seconds, someone will suffer a stroke, resulting in more than 795,000 affected annually, with more than 137,000 deaths. According to the AHA, one in three women will die of heart disease or stroke.
Hospitals earning the 2015 America’s Best Stroke Centers Award must be accredited by the Joint Commission/American Heart Association Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines Rose Medical Center has clearly made it a priority to deliver high quality care to all patients affected by stroke,” states Nancy Brown, CEO of AHA/ASA.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes centers that meet high standards for stroke care as determined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. To receive advanced certification, Stroke Centers must meet disease-specific requirements, clinically specific requirements and expectations which include:
- Using a standardized method of delivering care
- Supporting patient self-management activities
- Tailoring treatment and intervention to individual needs
- Promoting the flow of patient information across settings and providers, while protecting patient rights, security and privacy
- Analyzing and using standardized performance measure data to continually improve treatment plans
- Demonstrating their application of and compliance with clinical practice guidelines published by the AHA/ASA or equivalent evidence-based guidelines
In addition, publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and patient recommendation ratings data were included when assessing each hospital’s clinical performance.
“We congratulate these hospitals and their dedication to education, prevention, and early intervention to reduce the devastating effects of stroke,” said Sharyn S. Lee, president of the Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Division.
The Women’s Choice Award seal is the only credential that integrates clinical excellence (CMS) and consumer experience to provide women, the family’s “Chief Health Officers,” the ability to make the best healthcare decisions for their families. This credential signifies Rose’s commitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.
“Through our joint efforts with Rose Medical Center we will empower a woman to make the best healthcare choices for herself and her family,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.
About Rose Medical Center
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for more than 60 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's, surgical and endoscopy services, heart and vascular, orthopedics, total joint replacement, bariatrics, and sports, internal and aesthetic medicine. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world.
About the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit the Women's Choice Award website to learn more.