CHI Health Hospitals Receive Gold and Silver Stroke Care Awards
June 24, 2019
Seven CHI Health hospitals have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Award Level Winners include:
Gold Plus Awards
- CHI Health St. Elizabeth
- CHI Health Good Samaritan
Silver Elite Awards
- CHI Health Immanuel
- CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
- CHI Health St. Francis
Silver Plus Awards
- CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
- CHI Health Lakeside
The award is earned by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. For more information visit: https://www.heart.org/en/professional/quality-improvement/get-with-the-guidelines/get-with-the-guidelines-stroke