According to a press release from Noyes Health, the facility underwent a rigorous onsite review where Department of Health experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
The NYS Department of Health experts believe Noyes Health has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Noyes Health says that becoming a leader in stroke care and potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community is one of its highest goals.
Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. The statistics are frightening, but Noyes Health provides assistance locally.
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Anna Colello, Stroke Program Director, NYS Department of Health, Patricia Howe, R.N., Nurse Educator, Stroke Coordinator, Noyes Health, and MaryAnn Teeter, President of the Central and Western NY Stroke Coordinator’s Consortium, Stroke Coordinator, Arnot Ogden Medical Center. (Photo/Noyes Health)
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