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McLaren Macomb recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for stroke care

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Award presentation

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital serving all of Macomb County, has earned recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its proficiency in its care of stroke patients. The hospital’s stroke program earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite awards for the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of its treatment of patients who have suffered a stroke.

Dr. Aniel Majjhoo
Dr. Aniel Majjhoo
Based on up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines set by the AHA/ASA to improve patient care and outcomes, the Silver Plus award recognizes McLaren Macomb’s compliance to quality measurements and its adherence to those guidelines for a period of 12 consecutive months. These guidelines include making a timely diagnosis, administering the appropriate medications and providing stroke patients with discharge instructions to address their stroke risk factors.

Additionally, McLaren Macomb earned the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite recognition for its timeliness in administering IV tPA, a clot-busting medication.

“By our staff adhering to these guidelines, we give our patients the best chance of achieving an enhanced outcome after their stroke,” said Dr. Aniel Majjhoo, an interventional neurologist and medical director of the McLaren Macomb Neurosciences Institute. “Being recognized for the proficiency of our care and commitment to these best practices demonstrates the effectiveness of our program.”

Part of the McLaren Stroke Network, McLaren Macomb previously earned the Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission, symbolizing the program’s quality and commitment to enhanced outcomes. It is the only program in Macomb County capable of performing thrombectomy procedures, the standard of care set by the AHA/ASA’s updated guidelines.

The fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. On average, there is one stroke every 40 seconds. McLaren Macomb provides 24/7 initial evaluations by an interventional neurologist for all suspected-stroke patients and 24/7 neuro intensive care coverage.

To learn more about the stroke program at McLaren Macomb, visit mclaren.org/macombstroke.

About McLaren Macomb:
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or follow our blog mclaren.org/macombblog.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.