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SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2019)Central Florida Regional Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke program  Silver Plus Achievement Award.

Central Florida Regional Hospital achieved the silver award level by meeting the program’s quality achievement measures for stroke diagnosis and treatment for 12 consecutive months. These benchmarks include using up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines to expedite patient recovery and reduce stroke-related deaths and disabilities. Hospitals recognized by the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Program also demonstrated a consistent commitment to scheduling necessary follow-up visits for patients before they’re discharged, as well as providing them with the tools and education needed to manage their health.

“At Central Florida Regional Hospital, we’re committed to providing the highest quality care and treating every patient like family,” said Trey Abshier, CEO of Central Florida Regional Hospital. “Achieving the Silver Award level in the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke initiative helps showcase our dedication to not only treating patients, but empowering them with education and tools to improve their quality of life long after they’re discharged.”

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 and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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