Published on August 14, 2018

Essentia Health-Fargo Stroke Program Earns High Honor

The Essentia Health-Fargo Stroke Program team

A recent recognition continues to affirm that patients suffering from a stroke are receiving the best care possible at Essentia Health-Fargo, according to an award by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).

The stroke program at Essentia Health-Fargo has received the AHA/ASA Get with the Guidelines “Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.” This award recognizes hospitals that commit to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines and the latest scientific evidence.

“The American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines award is only given to hospitals that provide high quality stroke care,” says Megan Carlblom, manager of the Stroke Program at Essentia Health-Fargo. “We have earned the Gold Plus award for the third year in a row. Our highest priority is the people we serve and we are proud to receive this award as a sign of our dedication to quality stroke care.”

The criteria hospitals must meet to receive the awards are designed to speed recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. Award recipients will be recognized during the AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference February 6-8, 2019, in Honolulu.

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth received the Get with the Guidelines “Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus” award.