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UM Charles Regional Medical Center Earns Top Marks in Stroke Treatment for Fourth Consecutive Year

2018 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award

We’re proud to announce that our hospital has once again been recognized with a Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and a Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Elite selection as part of the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke® program.

These prestigious designations are awarded on a yearly basis by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to hospitals that have demonstrated the ability to treat stroke patients effectively and efficiently.

Hospitals that receive these two awards have reached a high standard of treating stroke patients, specifically an 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. To achieve the Gold Plus designation, a hospital must meet these research-based guidelines over the course of 24 consecutive months.

Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services, UM Charles Regional Medical Center has prepared itself to identify and intervene rapidly in stroke situations. This prompt response is key to helping patients receive comprehensive treatments early, which increases the likelihood of a speedy recovery after a stroke.

As your hospital, we are honored to receive this recognition for what it means to our community. We remain committed to maintaining a heightened state of readiness for stroke patients so that we can deliver timely, expert care when it’s needed most, right here in Southern Maryland.

About Get With The Guidelines®

Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping hospital care teams ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Since 2001, Get With The Guidelines® programs have touched the lives of more than 6 million patients, all with the goal to save lives and hasten recovery. For more information, visit

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