Pennsylvania Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
“Management of stroke at Pennsylvania Hospital has improved tremendously since we were designated a primary stroke center in 2012,” said Howard Hurtig, MD, Elliott Professor of Neurology and chair of the Neurology department at PAH. “Every member of the team of nurses, residents, physicians, and other staff of the hospital plays a vital role in making the program so well-coordinated and successful.”
To receive the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, PAH had to achieve at least 12 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators and at least 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures during that same period of time, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.