Bellin Health earns kudos for stroke care


GREEN BAY — Bellin Health recently earned recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” stroke program for providing superior service in the treatment of stroke patients.

Bellin joins 15 other hospitals statewide scheduled to be featured in the 2010 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Bellin also will be recognized at an International Stroke Conference scheduled for February of 2010.

The Green Bay-based health system earned the Silver Award recognition through the “Get with the Guidelines” program, designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations.

Hospitals are recognized if they can sustain 85 percent or higher in standardized stroke care achievement measures, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s recommendations.

“We’re thrilled that the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association chose the ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ issue of U.S. News & World Report to recognize Bellin for our achievements in stroke care,” said Kathy Polum, stroke care coordinator at Bellin. “This honor is indicative of our continued commitment to providing our patients, their families and the overall community with the best and most up-to-date stroke care possible.”