Fletcher Allen’s stroke program again earns Quality Award from American Stroke Association

first_imgFletcher Allen Health Care’s Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s ‘Get With The Guidelines’ Silver Achievement award for its success in providing excellent care for stroke patients according to evidence-based guidelines. ‘This award highlights our commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,’said Mark Gorman, MD, director of the Fletcher Allen Stroke Program, and University of Vermont associate professor of Neurology. ‘We’re honored to receive this additional validation that our expert Stroke Center staff provides best-practice care that saves lives and improves patient outcomes.’These measures include aggressive use of medications such as t-PA (a protein designed to dissolve blood clots), antithrombotics (such as aspirin), anticoagulation (coumadin) therapy where appropriate, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation –  all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of long-term disability. The Stroke Center team has been regularly recognized by the ‘Get with the Guidelines’program since 2008, and has been classified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading organization for setting health care quality standards. About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen’s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center — providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York — and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org(link is external) or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia(link is external).last_img read more

Turkish Cypriots: ‘Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa’ here to stay

first_imgThe government of the Northern Cyprus, a self-declared state run by Turkish Cypriots, has announced that the Turkish vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa will continue to shoot seismic beams in Cypriot waters, despite objections from the official government.The Turkish Cypriots’ foreign ministry said this was a response to  the Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) unilateral drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, where the Eni/KOGAS consortium is operating the Saipem 10.000 drillship, searching for natural gas.Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, only recognized by Turkey, said it had expected the Greek Cypriot side would end its ‘unilateral’ drilling activities.“We regretfully observed that the Greek Cypriot side, through its notifications since 20 November 2014, not only carried its activities to a new drilling site and extended the on-going drilling period until 19 March 2014, but also decided on 30 December 2014 to expand the drilling site and extend its activities up until 29 March 2015,” the ministry said in a statement on January 6, 2015.“As previously declared, the Turkish Cypriot side will not remain unresponsive to the unilateral activities carried out by the GCA which disregard the inherent rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriot people. In light of these developments, the Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa vessel shall continue its activities in the region within the framework of the licenses given to TPAO,” the ministry said.Furthermore, the Turkish Cypriots’ foreign ministry said it would, “with view to protecting the rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriot people, the Turkish Cypriot side will continue to take all necessary steps within this framework, including commencement of drilling, in cooperation with Turkey.”The seismic vessel in question is owned by the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (“TPAO”), which the Turkish company bought in 2013 from Polarcus. The vessel was previously known as the Polarcus Samur.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

New year, new challenges

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“They offered us around €50m” – As Man United claims rise,…

first_imgHaving already sold Fernandinho to Manchester City a few years ago, Shakhtar Donetsk are on the verge of losing another of their Brazilian stars, with Manchester United the likeliest destination for the aforementioned 25-year-old.However, things could have been very different in January had Shakhtar accepted an offer from Pep Guardiola’s side for Fred, which Akhmetov officially confirmed to the club’s website this week.He said: “You know that we had negotiations with Manchester City this winter, and there was an official offer – a very big figure. They offered us around €50m for Fred. And we had enough strength to reject it, because we were playing in the Champions League, we were finishing the Ukrainian League campaign. “We won the championship and the Cup – in principle, our decision was correct. And I am convinced that we will receive and are receiving no less interesting proposals than that from Manchester City.”Already managing to extract £36m for Fernandinho, then 28, back in 2013, it will be interesting to see how much they can get for Fred, who is three years younger and has five years left on the contract he renewed in January.Embed from Getty ImagesWhen it comes to that particular part of the deal, Akhmetov knows vaguely what the outcome will be.He continued: “We’ll get exactly the amount he costs. We can’t get a dollar if the player costs 50 cents. We don’t want to sell him for 50 cents if the football player costs a dollar. “This will be a market price, the fair price, and it will be beneficial both for the club inviting Fred and for us. That is, I can somewhat feel that Fred will be more expensive than Fernandinho and Teixeira.”Considering they rejected €50m from Manchester City back in January, you’d expect whoever gets him will have to at least match it.If the number of rumours circulating prove to be true, then Manchester United will do just that, and José Mourinho will get the midfield reinforcement he desires.Akhmetov hinted as much when interviewed by Футбол 1 in Ukraine, relayed by Football24.ua, claiming Shakhtar ‘will sell Fred to a good and strong club, do not doubt it’, and, let’s be honest, there’s only a few clubs in Europe who would be prepared to pay that much for a midfielder.The Red Devils are one of them.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo It’s not everyday a club president is as open about selling one of his players as Rinat Akhmetov is, but when it comes to Fred’s likely departure, there appears to be a sense of pride about it all.last_img read more