Thanks to your consistent and tremendous support over the last few weeks, House Bill 2605 was signed into law by Governor Ducey on March 31st! You’re the Cure Advocates accounted for over 400 online actions and countless offline actions to persuade Arizona’s lawmakers to pass HB 2605 this session. HB 2605 will protect all of Arizona’s citizens by establishing a statewide comprehensive, coordinated system of care that can save lives by providing seamless transitions from one stage of stroke care to the next.
In Arizona, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and accounts for over 45 hospitalizations a day. Many hospitals do not have the necessary personnel, equipment, and systems to effectively and rapidly treat stroke patients. HB 2605 will improve stroke care in numerous ways including: improved infrastructure, improved clinical tools and resources, improved patient education resources, increased access to the most up-to-date research, and require regular performance reporting for continuous quality improvement.
Simply put, HB 2605 will encourage hospitals to adhere to the latest scientific treatment guidelines which will dramatically improve patient outcomes.
For more information on the details of comprehensive stroke systems of care, please visit here.
Thank you once again for your support. You are the cure!