CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Chambersburg Hospital’s stroke services have received the Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for their treatment of stroke patients.
Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. The awards recognize hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Get With The Guidelines-stroke Achievement Measures. A Gold Plus award recognizes performance of 24 consecutive months or more.
Since its initiation in 2003, 1,656 hospitals have entered more than two million patient records into the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke database. Numerous published studies demonstrate the program's success in achieving measurable patient outcome improvements.
President and CEO of Summit Health, Patrick O’Donnell, said this achievement speaks to Chambersburg Hospital’s commitment to offering the best care possible to its patients.
“Our greatest reward is serving our patients. That’s why we’re committed to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines,” he said.
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