UPMC Altoona Receives Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

(Provided photo)

(Provided photo)

ALTOONA — Steve Dentel of the American Heart/Stroke Association presented the 2014 Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award to UPMC Altoona staff members.

Seated, from left, are  Janet Ashurst, Neuroscience coordinator; Sandra Lazor, PA-C, Blair Medical Associates Neurology; Deborah Fornwalt-Beiswenger, administrative assistant, Neuroscience and Christine Dively, RN.

Standing, from left, are Mike Corso, executive director, Imaging, Cardiology, Radiation Oncology; Greg Madison, BS, RRT, manager, Respiratory-Cardiology, Respiratory Care Inpatient; Wen Ying Wu Chen, neurologist, Blair Medical Associates Neurology; Matthew Bouchard, MD,  chairman, Emergency Services, and Dentel.

The hospital also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA.

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