Tuality Hospital's work with stroke patients nets award for eighth straight year.

The Tuality Healthcare Stroke Care Center has received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the eighth year in a row.

The award, granted by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, highlights the work of health care facilities that make a special commitment ensuring stroke patients receive the latest scientific guidelines-based treatment.

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world and, on average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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