Carle earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures in diagnosing and treating stroke patients, including proper medication and treatment, speed of recovery, and reducing death and disability as a result of stroke. Demonstrated commitment to patient education, timely follow up, and ease of transitional care are also qualifying measures for this national designation.
“This recognition further emphasizes that when you choose Carle, you are choosing stroke care from a team committed to pursue the best outcome for each patient,” Amrendra Miranpuri, MD, Endovascular Neurosurgeon and a stroke specialist with Carle Foundation Hospital, said. “The tools and resources from the Get With the Guidelines stroke program help us track and measure these critical guidelines and ensure lifesaving success in treating our patients.”
Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle BroMenn Medical Center also received the Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Honor Role EliteSM awards. AHA gives this prestigious recognition to hospitals for meeting quality measures in the time between patient arrival to the hospital and their treatment.
With accredited stroke centers in both Normal and Urbana, Carle features a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. When minutes matter, Carle’s team of stroke experts are ready and equipped with the necessary tools and resources to effectively treat stroke.
“We are pleased to recognize Carle Foundation Hospital for their commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, MD, national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, said. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
For more information on Carle’s award-winning stroke care, visit carle.org/stroke.
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