Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

World Stroke Day is October 29th, 2015.

Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of adult disability. Every 40 seconds, someone will suffer a stroke, resulting in more than 795,000 annually affected, with more than 137,000 deaths. According to the AHA, one in three women will die of heart disease and stroke.

“We are proud to achieve the distinction as America’s Best Center for Stroke,” says Michael Schwartz, M.D., Little Company of Mary Hospital Medical Staff President and Medical Director of the Primary Stroke Center. “We are committed to providing excellent care for our patients and community.”

Hospitals earning the Stroke Care Award must be accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center. In addition, publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and patient recommendation ratings data were included, when assessing each hospital’s clinical performance.

“We congratulate these hospitals and their dedication to education, prevention, and early intervention to reduce the devastating effects of stroke,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Division.

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The Women’s Choice Award Seal is the only declaration that integrates clinical excellence and consumer experience to provide women, the family’s “Chief Health Officers,” the ability to make the best healthcare decisions for their families.

“Chicago’s southland community is extremely fortunate to have access to one of the best Stroke Centers in America. Through our joint efforts with LCMH, we will empower a woman to make the best healthcare choices for her and her family,” said Delia Passi, Founder and C.E.O. of the Women’s Choice Award.

Year after year, the Women’s Choice Award is the only credential that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions by measuring against the needs and preferences of women, when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. This credential signifies Little Company of Mary’s commitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

ABOUT LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For 85 years, Little Company of Mary has a long tradition of serving the needs of women and their families. Recently, Little Company of Mary transformed its campus through the addition of the West Pavilion patient tower, which includes the new comprehensive Women’s Center for Life and Health. Our Women’s Center provides women’s healthcare needs conveniently under one roof—from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. Little Company of Mary continues to achieve accolades for quality, provides new medical advances and offers a convenient range of services to our community. If you need assistance finding a Little Company of Mary physician that’s right for you, check out the Physician Match service – a FREE healthcare referral service that provides detailed biographical information on hundreds of physicians within a variety of medical specialties. Call 708.423.3070 or 1.866.540.LCMH or visit www.LCMH.org.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®

The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.

The LCMH Stroke Care Team: (Left to Right) Kathleen Trapani, Supervisor, Physical Therapy at LCMH; Katie Murray, RN, Nurse Manager / Stroke Program Coordinator at LCMH; Monica Carey, RN, Emergency Department at LCMH; Michael Schwartz, M.D., Little Company of Mary Hospital Medical Staff President and Medical Director of the Primary Stroke Center; Laurie Elizondo, RN, ICU at LCMH; and Natalie Hoffman, RN, Stroke Unit at LCMH

The LCMH Stroke Care Team: (Left to Right) Kathleen Trapani, Supervisor, Physical Therapy at LCMH; Katie Murray, RN, Nurse Manager / Stroke Program Coordinator at LCMH; Monica Carey, RN, Emergency Department at LCMH; Michael Schwartz, M.D., Little Company of Mary Hospital Medical Staff President and Medical Director of the Primary Stroke Center; Laurie Elizondo, RN, ICU at LCMH; and Natalie Hoffman, RN, Stroke Unit at LCMH

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