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Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare Earns National Honors

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare – which includes Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center – has been recognized by both the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association for its commitment to—and success in—ensuring patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

The guidelines, called ‘Get With The Guidelines,’ help hospital care teams ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest standards.

“Our goal is to treat each heart failure patient with the highest quality of care so that they may live as healthily and hopeful as possible,” Jerry Gonzalez, chief nursing officer at Las Palmas Medical Center, said. “Receiving this award affirms Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare works very hard to ensure these guidelines are met throughout the year.”

For the second consecutive year, Las Palmas Medical Center received the Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment.

According to officials, Las Palmas Medical Center earned the honor by meeting “specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. Such measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies.”

According to the American Heart Association, more than 6.5 million adults in the United States live with a heart failure diagnosis. Many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life because their condition is managed with medication or devices, as well as with healthy lifestyle changes.

Del Sol Medical Center received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medication and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines aimed at a fast recovery and reducing death and disability.

Additionally, Del Sol Medical Center achieved the Target Stroke Elite Plus award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment methods.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and adult disability in the United States.

On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

“Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare hospitals know that with strokes, every second counts,” Annie Garcia, chief nursing officer at Del Sol Medical Center, said. “The hospital strives to implement the best technology and provide our patients with the best resources so that each patient has the best possible outcome. It is our honor to receive the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, as well as the Target: Stroke Elite Plus award this year.”

‘Get With The Guidelines’ was developed to save lives and improve recovery. The program has impacted more than 3 million patients since 2003. Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure has achieved patient outcome improvements, including reductions in 30-day readmissions, since its launch in 2005.

Hospitals of Providence to Hold Free ‘Strides Against Stroke’ Event Saturday

The Hospitals of Providence will hold Strides Against Stroke, a free health-screening event and walk this Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 7am to 11am at Cielo Vista Mall.

“Strides Against Stroke is a completely free event and a way to help educate the community to know and understand the signs and symptoms of stroke,” said Cristina Ramirez, Stroke Coordinator for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus. “Through health screenings, we are able to assess El Pasoan’s risks for stroke, in hopes to help prevent an event from occurring.”

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States – and a leading cause of disability. In El Paso, many residents are at risk of stroke because of high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

The Hospitals of Providence continues to be committed to this cause and remains the “Primary Stroke Center” at Memorial and Sierra Campus.

Hospital officials share, “Every year, close to 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke, of which 80 percent would be preventable with the right education and care. Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease which affects the arteries leading to the brain and the arteries within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, and that part of the brain starts to die.”

The community is invited to come and participate in this free event. Additional activities include education booths, face painting and activities for the kids.

“Education is the best prevention when it comes to stroke,” said Ramirez. “Every second matters and recognizing the signs can save your life.”

Additional Information

It’s important for El Paso residents to know the following warning signs of stroke and teach them to others – because with stroke, every second counts:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg – especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Stroke is a medical emergency – call 911 immediately if you or someone you know experiences symptoms.

Learning to recognize the warning signs of stroke and acting quickly when they occur can mean the difference in surviving a stroke and minimizing long-term disability, or being physically and mentally devastated and dying from stroke.

Event Information

The Hospitals of Providence – Strides Against Stroke  |  Free Health Screening Event and Walk

Saturday, May 12   7am – 11am   Cielo Vista Mall   First floor, near JCPenney


To RSVP call (844) 367-5656. – Registration is not required but is recommended.  Health screenings will be done on a first come, first-served basis


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