BID-Plymouth Receives Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is pleased to announce that it has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. This marks the eighth year that BID-Plymouth has been recognized with a quality achievement award.
Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program 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. BID-Plymouth earned the award by achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieving 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.
“BID-Plymouth is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program continues to help us to accomplish this goal,” said Jane Stiles, RN, emergency medical services and stroke coordinator at BID-Plymouth. “With this award, our hospital demonstrates our dedication to ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines.”
“The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth for its commitment to stroke care,” said Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. “Research has shown there are benefits to patients who are treated at hospitals that have adopted the Get With The Guidelines program.”
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID-Plymouth is part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals. Established in 1901 as Jordan Hospital, BID-Plymouth is a full-service, 155-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.
About Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 4 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality or heart.org/myhealthcare.
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