Stroke Honor for West Jeff and Culicchia Team

Culicchia Neurological Clinic congratulates West Jefferson Medical Center on receiving a prestigious HealthGrades 2017 Stroke Care Excellence Award. The hospital’s Stroke Unit Director, Neurologist Michael Puente  and Interventional Radiologist Robert Dawson, both of Culicchia Neurological Clinic, attended the award presentation and represented other clinic physicians and staff who also support the stroke unit in Marrero.

Dr. Puente commended the entire  team for their outstanding work. “We have the total package for stroke care. Our neurologists, neurosurgeons and radiologists work together in conjunction with the hospital’s support, ancillary services, nurses and therapists.”
HealthGrades representative  Meadows Jaime explained that the award ranks WJMC among the Top 10% of hospitals nationwide for the treatment of stroke. 

According to Jaime, patients treated at a hospital designated as a HealthGrades 5-star facility have a 33% lower risk of dying than if  treated at a hospital that did not receive the designation.

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