As seen in the November/December 2019 Issue of Advancing Care
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarded the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award to four Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals: Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of WMCHealth; MidHudson Regional Hospital; Good Samaritan Hospital; and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus.
A hospital-based quality-improvement program, Get With the Guidelines® provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based practices.
The awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines.
Each campus earned the distinction by meeting specific quality-achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a period of 24 months.
Additional accolades were awarded to Westchester Medical Center and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, which earned Target Stroke Honor Roll, and to Good Samaritan Hospital, which earned Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, for meeting separate quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment.