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Temple University Hospital Earns National Recognition by the American Heart Association with the Gold Plus/Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll/Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines Award

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Temple University Hospital has once again earned national recognition by the American Heart Association with the Gold Plus/Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll/Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines award.

“This national award recognizes Temple care teams’ effective delivery of high-quality patient care through “Get With the Guidelines®”—the AHA’s program of current evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve care for cardiac conditions and stroke,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Hospital and Temple University Health System. “Our Stroke Center has consistently been awarded this recognition since 2012.”

“Gold Plus signifies 85% compliance with stroke core measures for a consecutive two-year period,” said Paul M. Katz, MD, Chair and Professor of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Chair of Service at Temple University Health System. “Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll indicates a door-to-needle time of less than 45 minutes in over 50% of cases, administering IV tPA—which is the FDA-approved thrombolytic agent for acute ischemic stroke.

These accomplishments of Dr. Katz and his care teams occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing extra meaning to this award.

“Congratulations to Dr. Katz, his extraordinary Stroke Program team, and their colleagues throughout Temple University Hospital who drive our success in delivering the very best care to our patients,” added Young.