American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s

Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll

Capital Health has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

To receive the Get with the Guidelines award, Capital Health achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke 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. Capital Health consistently exceeded these standards.

Capital Health also has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care. Hospitals are recognized on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for achieving 50% or greater for at least one calendar quarter on the following Get with the Guidelines-Stroke PMT measure: percent of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV rt-PA with door-to-needle times ≤ 60 minutes.

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