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UH Case Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
Date:10/19/2010

CLEVELAND For the second consecutive year University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes UH Case Medical Center's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

To receive the award, UH Case Medical Center achieved an 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.

These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

"With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and this award demonstrates our commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing urgent, state-of-the-art, proven stroke care," said Anthony Furlan, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Neurological Institute at UH. "We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols."

"UH Case Medical Center is to be commended for its commitment to implementing standards of care and protocols for treating stroke patients," said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., Chair of the Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee and Director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients."

Get With The GuidelinesStroke uses the "teachable moment," the time soon after a patient has had a stroke, when he or she is most likely to listen to and follow a healthcare professional's guidance. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital reduce their risk of a second heart attack or stroke.

Through Get With The GuidelinesStroke, customized patient education materials are made available at the point of discharge, based on patients' individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format and are available in English and Spanish. In addition, the Get With The Guidelines Patient Management Tool gives healthcare providers access to up-to-date cardiovascular and stroke science at the point of care.

"The time is right for UH Case Medical Center to be focused on improving the quality of stroke care by implementing Get With The GuidelinesStroke," said Cathy Sila, M.D., Director of the UH Neurological Institute's Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. "The number of acute ischemic stroke patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing stroke incidence and a large aging population."

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the third- leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every three minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.


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Contact: George Stamatis
george.stamatis@UHhospitals.org
216-844-3667
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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