Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

by | Jul 21, 2019 | Henry Mayo

 For the Seventh Year in a Row the American Heart Association Recognizes Henry Mayo’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care. For the seventh consecutive year, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Henry Mayo earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
“We are dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Dr. Larry Kidd, Henry Mayo senior vice president and chief clinical officer. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”
Henry Mayo additionally received the association’s Target: StrokeSM Elite 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. “We are pleased to recognize Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for its commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “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.”
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 in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
For more information, contact Patrick Moody, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 661-200-1302 or email him at moodypj@henrymayo.com.

Comments

ADVERTISE WITH US

International Brides

On the day of the wedding, all attention will be on the bride. This is her special day and with that comes a lot of planning, organizing, and of incorporating many traditions, some old and some new. For many, tradition begins with the wedding gown. Around the world...

read more

4 Ways to Repurpose a Bridesmaid’s Dress

Bridesmaid’s dresses are commonly only worn once and ultimately end up collecting dust in the back of a closet or are thrown away. These dresses are attached with memories and a hefty price tag, which leave the bridesmaids hesitant as to what the future of the dress...

read more

Caterers That Care – Aug/Sept 2019

We have many great local restaurants that can cater your special day, these are just a small selection of our favorites! Piccola Trattoria 18302 Sierra Hwy # 107, Santa Clarita 661-299-6952 • www.piccolatrattoria.com Piccola Trattoria provides an intimate, warm and...

read more