Mount Auburn Hospital Receives National Award for its Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients
Mount Auburn Hospital has just received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mount Auburn Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, strokes are one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disabilities in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
“The Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Mount Auburn Hospital’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,” said Jeanette Clough, President and CEO. “We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols.”
To receive this award, Mount Auburn Hospital achieved high rankings in the Get WithThe Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators over consecutive 12-months and achieved high ranks in all reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.