Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is playing a major role in stroke prevention and care. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. today.
The hospital was recently named a Primary Stroke Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services, a designation given only to health care institutions that have demonstrated commitment to stroke prevention and services, including a dedicated stroke unit; 24-hour stroke team; trained emergency department personnel; 24-hour neuro-imaging and lab services; neurosurgical, neurological and medical support services; and a public education program.
In addition, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award.
The honor recognizes Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’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.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and these recent awards demonstrate that our staff is committed to providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols,” said Amitabh Shukla, M.D., Medical Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Stroke Program.
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.
“The mortality rate for stroke in Harris and surrounding counties is twice as high as the national average, making it even more important for Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to bring this higher standard of stroke care to Fort Bend County residents,” said Maria Socci, Manager, Stroke Program.
For a physician referral, please call Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281-274-7500, or visit MethodistSugarLand.com.