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Jeanes Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

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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. 

2019 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award

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.