The daughter of stroke victim informs her Facebook friends that her mother has suffered a stroke. How social media connections helped connect her to a Providence neurosurgeon and his team of experts who saved her life.
For the third year in a row, Providence Medford Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Every 40 seconds, somewhere in America, someone has a stroke. It is a leading cause of death in the U.S. – claiming more than 130,000 lives every year.