Richardson Hospital stroke team receives Stroke Distinction Award

From left, Zelda Freitas, Clinical Senior Advisor in Professional Practices; Nancy Cox, Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Programs for Adults with a Motor Disability; and Sharon O’Grady, Rehabilitation Nursing Coordinator, all with the Directorate of Rehabilitation and Multidisciplinary Services; Malgorzata Karna, Clinical Senior Advisor in Neurosciences with the Nursing Directorate.
From left, Zelda Freitas, Clinical Senior Advisor in Professional Practices; Nancy Cox, Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Programs for Adults with a Motor Disability; and Sharon O’Grady, Rehabilitation Nursing Coordinator, all with the Directorate of Rehabilitation and Multidisciplinary Services; Malgorzata Karna, Clinical Senior Advisor in Neurosciences with the Nursing Directorate.

The Richardson Hospital was recognized by Accreditation Canada for successfully meeting the criteria for Accreditation Canada’s Stroke Distinction program. Team representatives accepted their award on the occasion of the World Stroke Congress, held this fall in Toronto.

The Stroke Distinction program, created in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, follows standards set by the Best Practices in Stroke Care, which are recognized across Canada.

Since 2007, the Richardson Hospital has repeatedly renewed its status as an organization that has successfully achieved the Stroke Distinction. In doing so, it has re-asserted its position as a nation-wide leader, while demonstrating its unwavering commitment to delivering stroke care of the highest quality.

In the photo: Members of the Richardson Hospital stroke team collect the Stroke Distinction Award, from left, Zelda Freitas, Clinical Senior Advisor in Professional Practices; Nancy Cox, Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Programs for Adults with a Motor Disability; and Sharon O’Grady, Rehabilitation Nursing Coordinator, all with the Directorate of Rehabilitation and Multidisciplinary Services; Malgorzata Karna, Clinical Senior Advisor in Neurosciences with the Nursing Directorate.