American Heart Association recognizes Beloit Health System for stroke care

BELOIT, Wis. (WIFR) – The Beloit Health System has been nationally recognized this year for its commitment to stroke patients and their treatment programs.

The American Heart Association awarded Beloit Health the GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines Stroke quality award.

To be considered, hospitals must achieve 85% or greater adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke success indicators for at least 24 consecutive months and achieve 75% or greater compliance with five of the eight Get With metrics The Guidelines-Stroke Quality. Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization is committed to providing quality stroke patient care.

“We are extremely pleased to recognize Beloit Health System for its commitment to caring for stroke patients,” said Steven Messe, MD, president of the Stroke System of Care Advisory Group. “Participation in Get With The Guidelines is associated with better patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for healthcare systems, families and communities

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. When the oxygen-carrying blood vessels are blocked by a clot or burst, that’s when a stroke occurs. Part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early detection and treatment of strokes are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.

“Beloit Health System is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” Sharon Cox, Vice President of Nursing. “Get With The Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to implement proven knowledge and guidelines on a daily basis, which studies show can help patients recover better. The end goal is to ensure that more people in Beloit can live longer and healthier lives.

For more information on the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines program, Click here.

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