May 25, 2017

Overlake Receives ‘Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award’ and the ‘Target: Stroke Honor Roll’ from the American Heart and Stroke Associations

Bellevue, Wash. – (May 25, 2017) - Overlake Medical Center Neuroscience Institute announced today it has received the American Heart and American Stroke Associations' Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and was also listed on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll.

The Stroke Gold Plus award recognizes Overlake’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

“We strive to get stroke care to our patients as fast as possible to save as much brain tissue and function as we can,” said Neuroscience Institute Medical Director Abhineet Chowdhary, MD.  “It is always nice to be recognized for these efforts by the American Heart and American Stroke Associations. Offering the Eastside’s only biplane along with a dedicated stroke team, allows us to deliver unparalleled stroke care to our Eastside community.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. 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.