Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Via Christi Stroke Center Earns Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Via Christi’s Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award — the organization’s highest award for stroke care.

"This award is a wonderful recognition of the work of our outstanding team of employees who are dedicated to doing their best to care for stroke patients by ensuring that evidence-based care processes are consistently delivered," said Sherry Hausmann, president of Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.
To receive the award, Via Christi met each of the program’s stroke measures at 85 percent or higher for 24 consecutive months and ranked 75 percent or higher for additional quality measures, such as admit National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; aggressive use of medications such as tPA,...Next