By MyFM"s Rick Michaels - The Milford Regional Medical Center has once again been recognized for its’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment. Milford Regional has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s….”Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Medical Director of the Emergency Department…Doctor Jeff Hopkins says the tools and resources provided, helps to track and measure…Milford Regionals’ success, meeting evidence-based clinical guidelines, developed to improve patient outcomes. The award means the hospital met specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients…including proper use of medications and other stroke treatments, with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing disability and death for stroke patients. According to the American Heart and Stroke Associations…stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the country….with someone in the United States, suffering a stroke every 40-seconds.