Jeanes Hospital has again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Jeanes Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, an appointment for a follow-up visit, and other care transition interventions.
Jeanes Hospital has also met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, providing the highest level of care, from urgent diagnosis and treatment to early prevention. Emergency stroke cases are evaluated 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Jeanes Emergency Department.
The award recognizes Jeanes Hospital’s success in implementing the highest standard of stroke care for its patients.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.