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HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center Receives Recognition From Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program

Green Bay – HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been recognized by the Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program for its fast work in saving the lives of patients suffering from stroke.
The recognition stems from the hospital’s door-to-imaging time, or, how quickly the medical team is able to provide a stroke patient a CT scan once they’ve arrived at the hospital.  A CT (computerized tomography) scan is one of the first tests performed to determine the type of stroke the patient is having, as the type of stroke depends on the type of treatment to be administered. HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center is recognized for having the most improved door-to-imaging time among all 47 Wisconsin champion hospitals that participate in the Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program.
“A stroke can happen to men and women of all ages,” said Jason Helgeson, Executive Director of Neuro Science at HSHS – Eastern Wisconsin Division.  “And, when someone is having a stroke, every minute that passes until they receive the appropriate medical treatment can mean the difference between life and death. We are extremely proud of this recognition from the Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program and most of all, our work in saving lives.” 
In 2001, Congress charged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with implementing state-based registries that measure, track and improve the delivery and quality of stroke care. A national registry was established and named the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry (PCNSR), after the late U.S. Senator who suffered a fatal stroke in 2000 while serving in Congress. The Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program is one of several state-based registries across the U.S. established as a result of and funded by the PCNSR.
About HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1903.  Patients benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, and cardiac care.  An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people.  HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Top Hospitals” nationwide and is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people.
About Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

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