OakBend Medical Center has been recognized by the 2016 US News & World Report. The hospitals which are listed in the magazine consistently adhered to the latest, evidence-based treatment guidelines which have been shown to have a tangible impact of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Earlier this year, the hospital received the Gold Plus Performance Award for its “Get With The Guidelines®” program, which acknowledges the hospital team’s success at meeting performance measures within the quality improvement program. This was the eighth year that the hospital received this recognition.
According to Rachel Castillo, Development Specialist with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, “We all know that OakBend is a great stroke hospital to have, especially in the growing community of Fort Bend. We want to get the word out not only about strokes but heart disease. We greatly appreciate OakBend’s help with educating the community.”
Kate Ramos, MPH, the Director, Quality and Systems Improvement for the American Heart Association remarked, “Thank you to OakBend for its dedication to following up-to-date, research-based treatment guidelines for its stroke patients. We know that when hospitals apply the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. And so, on behalf of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, thank you OakBend Medical Center for contributing to our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke!”