Mercy Hospital Stroke Center Rated Top Facility Four Years Running
The Mercy Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center has a lot to be proud of these days. For the fourth year in a row, Mercy's Stroke Care team was presented the American Stroke Association's Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation for 2016.
The Stroke Gold Plus/Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus is the highest award level a hospital can achieve within the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. In fact, the Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus level was just created in 2015 and Mercy Hospital achieved this recognition two years in a row.
As a member of the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke program, Mercy Hospital is continuously improving its stroke care by promoting the most consistent adherence to the latest treatment guidelines.
Gold Plus award-winning Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke hospitals are recognized at national events during the International Stroke Conference. They are also listed in the medical journal Stroke and in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Along with this distinction, Mercy Hospital is also among those hospitals that achieved excellence in implementing the Target: Stroke procedures. Target: Stroke provides health care professionals with ten best practice strategies for enacting door-to-needle (DTN) times of 60 minutes or less for ischemic stroke patients. These practices can drastically improve patient outcomes and even save lives in the event of a stroke.
Congratulations and great job to the many associates throughout Mercy Hospital who contributed to these significant achievements.
A special awards celebration was held in the hospital rotunda to honor the Mercy’s Stroke Care team. In addition, the Neuroscience Department presented its first Christine Juliano Award for commitment to patient quality and safety to Lisa LaCongo, Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Mercy Hospital.