American Heart Association Award recognizes CHI St. Alexius Health’s commitment to quality stroke care
CHI St. Alexius Health recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeHonor Roll. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment of stroke symptoms. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed.” said JuLann Wiseman, RN, CHI St. Alexius Health’s Stroke Program Coordinator. “CHI St. Alexius Health continues to strive for excellence in the treatment of acute stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke reinforces our team’s hard work.”