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York Hospital recognized by American Heart Association for Stroke Treatment

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes York Hospital for its continued success in using the GET WITH THE GUIDELINES®–STROKE program and for applying the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community. York Hospital received the 2017 Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

Get With The Guidelines® –Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. York Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke also helps York Hospital staff implement prevention measures including educating stroke patients to manage their risk factors and to be aware of warning signs for stroke, and ensuring they take their medications properly.

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