Stroke Program

Washington Hospital Stroke Program Reaches Pinnacle of Recognition from the American Heart Association

Fremont, Calif. – In just a few short years since its inception, Washington Hospital’s Stroke Program has earned top honors — The Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award – which is part of the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA)’s Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) program, a national evidence-based initiative to improve stroke patients’ outcomes.

“This recognition is another validation illustrating that our Stroke Program at Washington Hospital is achieving the highest standard of care,” says Ash Jain, MD, the program’s medical director. “By meeting these measures, it means our program is doing the right thing consistently over a period of time, which is our standard of practice. We presume that by following national evidence-based standards the quality of care and quality of life is going to be better for our patients.”

According to the AHA and ASA, hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines Gold (Sustained) Performance Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care for 24 consecutive months.

“As a stroke program, if you are meeting these proven standards that have been documented as effective in the medical literature, then you are providing better care to your patients,” Dr. Jain says.

Matt Artz


  1. Matt: with all “due” respect, the election is about 2.5 months away – isn’t there more timely matters to be discussing than this? The stroke program will be there after the election; will Fred?

  2. There are two seats open and if/when Bob gets elected to the Assembly there will be a third. That mean that the balance of power may change (possibly even if Anu retains her seat, I hear she is not happy with the “bully”).

    Fremont is a sleeping giant that needs to be woken!

  3. My guess is that Mayor Wasserman will appoint Nina Moore of the Chamber of Commerce or Dirk Lorenz, the chair of the Planning Commision.
    What do you think?

  4. He won’t be able to unless he gets three (3) out of four (4) votes. If he doesn’t then it goes to a special election (correct me if I’m wrong Gus).

    So, again, this is possible a very telling election for the future of the City of Fremont!

  5. P.S. Both would be disasters and continue the status quo….

  6. Technically, according to the law, the mayor names a person to appoint and must get two additional votes to confirm the appointment.

    In the past, the process is more informal. The 4 coundilmembers discuss possible appointees to see if there is a possible appointment. Once one is found, the mayor nominates and the council votes.

    There are various other processes that might be used to get to consensus, all informal and not specified anywhere.

    If council cannot come up with a nominee within a certain time after the vacancy occurs, an election is mandatory. The cost of a standalone election would be somewhere between $125K and $400K which would probably force councilmembers to do more compromising than they might want to.

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