We’re proud to announce that UM Charles Regional Medical Center has been recognized with a Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and a Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Elite designation as part of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke® program from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
As a Primary Stroke Center, we are committed to maintaining a heightened state of readiness for stroke patients, ensuring that our hospital can rapidly identify and intervene during an acute stroke and deliver rapid, expert care.
Why is speed important? Stroke may be one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, but its long-term and most damaging effects may be avoided or minimized with immediate medical attention. Thanks to recent medical advances, stroke awareness initiatives and treatment options, survival rates have improved greatly over the last decade.
To qualify for these designations, hospitals must achieve at least 85 percent adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke® achievement indicators for at least two consecutive 12-month periods as well as at least 75 percent compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke® Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
These quality measures are designed to help hospitals follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines to speed recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients.
We are honored by this recognition and committed to creating a safer, healthier community by continually improving our response time, treatment options and patient care standards to prevent and treat strokes and countless other ailments.
About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.