Local Nurse Honored for Dedication to Quality Stroke Care 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Monday, 30 November 2009 

Cindy Hudgens, RN, BSN, CNRN, cardiovascular and stroke coordinator at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in northwest Houston, was recently honored by Specialists on Call with the Nursing Champion Award.

“Cindy Hudgens’ dedication to and coordination of the stroke program has helped Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital develop a higher standard of care for stroke patients,” says Patti Bennett, chief nursing officer of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “We are proud to have such an experienced, caring, devoted individual on our staff.”

Hudgens, a part of the Stroke Team at Cy-Fair Hospital, helps provide a patient-centered approach to assessing and diagnosing stroke to promptly begin appropriate treatment during the critical early stages of a stroke. When a stroke patient arrives at the hospital, an alert system called “Code Brain” goes into effect to provide early intervention that may mean the difference between a return to normalcy or a life with disability.

To help diagnose and plan a course of treatment for stroke patients appropriately, Hudgens and the hospital’s Stroke Team can access Specialists on Call, a tele-neurology service that allows emergency room doctors to work with neurologists around the clock via advanced videoconferencing technology.

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital been recognized by several leading health organizations for clinical excellence in the treatment of stroke, including the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

To learn more about Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, call 800-681-2733 or visit www.CyFairHospital.com.