Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Concord Hospital’s quality stroke care with their Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The award acknowledges that Concord Hospital is committed to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment by meeting specific quality achievement measures in diagnosing and treating stroke. Measures include evaluating the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines and coordination of care following hospitalization.

Concord Hospital also received the Association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.