Auburn Community recognized for stroke care

Auburn Community Hospital ha s received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. 

Auburn Community 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, 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.

“Our hospital and the team of heath care professionals 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 physician Michael Wilson, chief medical officer. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.” 

“Auburn Community Hospital provides our community with the highest level of quality care with a commitment to making sure patients get the proper diagnosis and treatment in a timely fashion. This stroke award is recognition of the care our team provides on a daily basis,” said Scott Berlucchi, president and CEO, Auburn Community Hospital.