This month Touro Infirmary was awarded two quality achievement awards in stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, including Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Silver Plus Recognition and Target: Stroke Honor Role Elite Plus.
The AHA’s Get With The Guidelines initiative is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Silver Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for one calendar year. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to seven out of ten stroke quality measures during the 12-month period.
The Target: Stroke Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award is given to hospitals achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 75 percent or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA AND door-to-needle time. Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy within 45 minutes in 50 percent of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
“Touro is dedicated to helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes,” says Susan E. Andrews, President and Chief Executive Office at Touro Infirmary. “Implementing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s® Get With The Guidelines program helps us accomplish that by making it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis.”
For more information about Touro’s certified Primary Stroke Center, visit www.touro.com/stroke.