The Kozel Stroke Institute at HDH provides the highest quality of care to individuals who experience a stroke, from emergency treatment to inpatient hospitalization and rehabilitation.
In funding the Stroke Institute, Ed and Betty Kozel understood that immediate access to quality stroke care is both challenging and crucial for a rural community: “We know all too well that strokes can affect anyone, not just seniors.”
The Kozel Stroke Institute follows the guidelines of the American Stroke Association (ASA), which provides access to a national data bank of stroke care compliance. These guidelines help ensure that HDH delivers optimal care to coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure patients in accord with the latest evidence-based medicine.
Recently, HDH received the ASA’s Award, Get with the Guidelines, which, as Chief Operating Officer Jan Kiely, RN notes, This award “acknowledges the hospital is participating at a national level of stroke care.” CEO Evan Rayner adds, “This is a fantastic accomplishment, and a much needed service for our region. We are currently in the process of pursuing the next achievable levels under the ASA and JCAHO guidelines.”