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Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Dignity
Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center (SBMC) has received the American Heart Association/American
Stroke Association 2019 Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality
Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke
Honor Roll. This award recognizes SBMC’s commitment and success in implementing
a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that their stroke patients receive
treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and
recommendations.

“This
recognition from the American Heart Association further validates our
commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatment to patients quickly and
safely,” said SBMC Hospital President Douglas Kleam. “Most importantly, the tools and resources this program
provides help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based
clinical guidelines to improve patient outcomes.”

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,
someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a
new or recurrent stroke each year.  

SBMC 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 quality measures are designed to help hospital teams
follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding
recovery, and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

“We are pleased to recognize St. Bernardine Medical Center for its
commitment to stroke care,” said Eric E. Smith,
MD, National Chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee
. “Research shows that hospitals
adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality
improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality
rates.”

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