CHH Earns Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

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Cabell Huntington Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for meeting patient care quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping hospital care teams ensure that the care provided to heart failure and stroke patients is aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines. The goal of hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines is to save lives.

In addition to helping Cabell Huntington Hospital’s stroke team provide patients with the most up-to-date stroke care, Get With The Guidelines empowers hospital staff to provide education about stroke warning signs and risks that can help prevent stroke or reduce serious events that may lead to death or disability.

“We are honored that the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized Cabell Huntington Hospital's drive to offer premier stroke care to the community with the organization’s most prestigious award,” said Dr. Justin Nolte, medical director of the Advanced Primary Stroke Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital, stroke neurologist with Marshall Neuroscience and assistant professor with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “It is a great feeling to be a part of this dedicated team that provides elite stroke care to the community and I look forward to assisting in the growth of our current efforts that will lead us to an even more successful stroke center into the future.”

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.  On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

To learn more about the Advanced Primary Stroke Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital, click here or call 304.526.6317.

  • Last updated: 04/03/2014
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