Hospital receives stroke care achievement award
ROXBOROUGH » Roxborough Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the second year in a row.
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.
Roxborough Memorial Hospital earned the award 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 upto-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.
“Roxborough Memorial Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Matthew Shelak, CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”
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. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001.
Pictured are, from left, Marie Marvel, RN, BS, WCC director of nursing, wound care, stroke coordinator; Jacqueline Pester-Babcock, RN, chief nursing officer; Matthew Shelak, chief executive officer; Nicole Alerding, RN, MSN performance improvement...