CHI Health Hospitals Receive Gold Stroke Care Awards

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
  • CHI Health Immanuel
  • CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
  • CHI Health St. Francis
  • 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.

Learn more about our comprehensive Stroke Care Program at CHI Health.

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:

Learn more about Stroke Care at CHI Health Neurological Institute.