Good Samaritan Awarded for Commitment to Quality Stroke Care
May 28, 2018
CHI Health Good Samaritan has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. 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.
Good Samaritan has been a Primary Stroke Center since 2011 and treats more than 200 stroke patients yearly. In 2016, Good Samaritan was the first hospital in Nebraska to earn this elite level of recognition. And Good Samaritan remains the only primary stroke center, designated by the state of Nebraska, in the county.
"A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute treatment is delayed," said Shelly Jorges, stroke program coordinator. "At Good Samaritan, we are continually advancing, finding better ways to treat strokes faster and more safely. This award just reinforces our team’s drive to provide the most up-to-date care to our friends and neighbors."
Developed with the goal to save lives and improve recovery time, Get With The Guidelines® has impacted more than 3 million patients since 2003.