PALMETTO GENERAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES GET WITH THE GUIDELINES-STROKE
GOLD PLUS QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD American Heart Association Award recognizes Palmetto General Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care Palmetto General Hospital receives 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. Palmetto General Hospital 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, evidencebased 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. “Palmetto General Hospital is 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 Ana Mederos, Palmetto General Hospital CEO. Palmetto General Hospital additionally received the association’s Target: StrokeSM Elite Plus 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 clotbuster 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 Palmetto General Hospital for their commitment to stroke care,” said Eric E. Smith, M.D., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. “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 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 and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Palmetto General Hospital is a 368 bed acute-care hospital located at 2001 West 68th Street in Hialeah, Florida and is a part of Tenet Healthcare’s Eastern Region, Coastal Division. The hospital has served the medical and healthcare needs of Northwest Miami-Dade and Southwest Broward counties for over 45 years.
Palmetto General Hospital offers a broad range of services including: adult and pediatric emergency care, maternity, mental health, hyperbaric, wound care, comprehensive stroke center, sleep disorders center, a cardiac and vascular program that includes both medical and range of surgical services as well as a bariatric program, surgical oncology and the hospital is also a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center. Palmetto General Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Accredited as a Comprehensive Center, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Acreditation and Quality Improvement Program and a Bariatric Center of Excellence., American College of Surgeons (ACS). The hospital has also been awarded the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Palmetto General Hospital is the recipient of the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines® Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for heart failure treatment and American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. Palmetto General Hospital, recently named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission which is a fully accredited by the oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency in.
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