Barbie Diaz, has a stroke at the age of 18. According to Barbie, “My story isn’t a normal story; I feel it can really identify with a lot of people because as shocked as I was to have a stroke it brings it home that it can happen to anyone. I’ve always learned that teaching others is the best preventative measures and I’m okay with telling my story. I do hope to make stroke awareness as big as say breast cancer awareness. People deserve to know you and the stroke team saved my life and so many others.”
May 2013: UF Health Receives The Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award
UF Health Shands Hospital has received the The Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. UF Health Shands Hospital has also qualified to be recognized as a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
UF Health Shands Hospital is impacting the lives of so many by using the American Heart Association’s premier hospital-based quality improvement program, Get With The Guidelines for the treatment of our stroke patients.
For more information please review this website http://www.heart.org/goldstrokets
Kathy Fenelon, Regional VP, Quality Improvement Initiatives, American Stroke Association, (pictured left) presents Michael Waters, M.D., Ph.D., UF neurologist and Shands at UF Stroke Program director, with the Gold Quality […]