Marin General Hospital Receives the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

GREENBRAE, CA — Marin General Hospital has received a Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its adherence to numerous quality measures, including time to treatment and aggressive use of medications. “An experienced stroke team significantly increases the chance of a better outcome,” said neurologist Dr. John Panagotacos, a stroke specialist at Marin General Hospital. “There’s a limited time period to assess the patient, diagnose a stroke, and determine the optimal treatment.”

Partnership HealthPlan is transferring $13.8 million in federal grants directly to county health departments and hospitals throughout the North Bay. The main grant recipient in Marin County is the Health & Human Services Department, which will use the funds to provide services in mental health, case management, specialty care access and oral health.

Both Marin General and Kaiser San Rafael hospitals have been recognized as “leaders in LGBT healthcare equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The recognition means that both hospitals met criteria for providing equitable care, having non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, guaranteeing equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and providing LGBT health education for key staff members.