August 11, 2020
American Heart Association recognizes EIRMC for commitment to quality stroke care
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented EIRMC with the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus 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.
This includes evaluation of proper use of medications and treatments aligned with current guidelines to speed recovery and reduce 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.
“In stroke care, there’s a saying that ‘time equals brain.’ It means that the faster a person experiencing stroke symptoms can receive lifesaving stroke interventions, the greater their chances for survival,” explains Cheri Arnold, Stroke Manager at EIRMC. “That’s why EIRMC is ‘at the ready’ to provide stroke care not EIRMC patients, as well as to those patients transferred from facilities in our community and region.”
About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 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 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.