For the ninth year in a row, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital received the GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for its commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment as early as possible. most appropriate in accordance with nationally recognized research guidelines.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in adults in the United States On average, in the United States, one person has a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people have a new or recurring stroke each year. Early detection and treatment of stroke is essential for improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.
Get with the Guidelines-Stroke was developed to help healthcare professionals provide the most recent, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke patients.
“Henry Mayo is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for his commitment to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and after stroke,” said Larry Kidd, Ph.D., Henry Mayo Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “Get with the Guidelines-Stroke makes it easier for our teams to apply proven knowledge and guidelines every day to improve outcomes for stroke patients. “
Each year, program participants seek recognition for the award by demonstrating how their organization is committed to providing quality care to stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, participants also provide patient education to help them manage their health and rehabilitation when at home.
Henry Mayo also received the Association’s Target Stroke Honor Roll award. To benefit from this recognition, hospitals must adhere to quality measures designed to reduce the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with anticoagulant plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
“We are delighted to recognize Henry Mayo for his commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, MD, National Chair of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice President of Neurology, Director of Services acute stroke, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals that adhere to clinical measures as part of the Get with the Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates. “
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is ready to serve all patients in need of stroke care. To learn more about Joel Bautista, a recent stroke patient, [click here].