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Stroke Care at Fairfield Medical Center

Fairfield Medical Center is proud to be designated as a Primary Stroke Center, a certification that recognizes the hospital’s ability to meet standards that support better outcomes for stroke care. In addition, FMC was recently named a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Award, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

To be named a Primary Stroke Center, the hospital must meet specific guidelines for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the Emergency Department. The Silver Plus and Gold Plus Quality Awards are advanced levels of recognition acknowledging hospitals for consistent compliance with Quality Measures embedded within the Patient Management Tool.

Get With The Guidelines® helps hospital care teams ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest research-based guidelines. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.