North Memorial Medical Center’s Stroke Program has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for efforts to improve quality of patient care and outcomes. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Minnesota and affects 90,000 Minnesotans, according to the Minnesota Stroke Association.
North Memorial Air Care has achieved full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). This three-year certification was awarded to Air Care on October 19, 2013 from the CAMTS board.
Medical research indicates intense therapy over a short period of time can improve speech and language abilities for stroke patients with aphasia. North Memorial’s Stroke Center is the first in the region to offer an Intensive Aphasia Program (IAP), innovative outpatient program that includes many hours of intense therapy over the course of three weeks.
Health experts from North Memorial's Humphrey Cancer Center and Hope Chest Breast Center lent their expertise through several on-air appearances throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
North Memorial Sport, Spine & Joint opened October 3 in Golden Valley. The new clinic will be led by Shane Gustafson, DO, a board-certified sports medicine physician.
“Our clinic will see patients of all ages who have suffered an injury to their muscles, bones or joints. Our staff will develop the best course of treatment for a patient’s injury,” says Dr. Gustafson.