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Mills-Peninsula Receives Stroke Gold Plus Award – 3rd Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Mills-Peninsula has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus Award, part of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Prevention Program.

The award recognizes Mills-Peninsula for treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association standards of care for at least 24 consecutive months and achieving 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 quality measures in the Get With The Guidelines program. 

The quality measures include aggressive use of medications, such as antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation – all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

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Mills-Peninsula Receives Quality Award for Stroke Care

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Mills-Peninsula the Stroke Gold Plus award, part of their Get With The Guidelines stroke prevention program, said Ann Jones, Mills-Peninsula’s interim stroke coordinator.

The award recognizes Mills-Peninsula for treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association standards of care for at least 24 consecutive months. Mills-Peninsula also achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 stroke quality measures in the Get With The Guidelines program.

The quality measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation – all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

Get With The Guidelines is a quality-improvement program for hospitals designed to ensure consistent care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. Read More