May 13: Stroke Team
Today I was invited to attend the American Heart Association's "Get With The Guidelines" awards ceremony to Banner Good Sam's Stroke Team. It’s another example of the possibilities at Good Sam.
Your stroke team earned this award by building a highly coordinated team focused on delivering evidence-based care to every patient. I learned about the incredible teamwork that it takes to ensure that every patient with a stroke receives the right care by the right team.
The team includes members from the ED, 6th floor, EMU, PT/OT/ST, Rehab, 10 bcd Neuro ICU, 6b and the neuro clinics.
Thank you to all of you who have created a highly reliable system focused on reducing variation and saving lives. This is what's possible at Banner Good Sam every day.
Steve Narang, MD, is the chief executive officer at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.