ST. PETERSBURG – Edward White Hospital recently received the Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Get with the Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Edward White Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
“Edward White Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke helps us achieve that goal,” said Sharon Hayes, CEO of Edward White Hospital. “This award represents our continued commitment to putting our patients first and ensuring that they receive consistent, quality care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines.”