Daytona Beach, FL. – (June 29, 2022) – Halifax Health Medical Center has been recognized by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines for the care provided to stroke patients. This award is presented to participating hospitals acknowledging consistent high-level performance across a broad range of stroke care quality measures set by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
American Heart Association |American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus with Advanced Therapy with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. This award recognizes Halifax Health’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized research and evidence-based practice guidelines. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines to speed recovery time and reduce death and disability for stroke patients.
Halifax Health has met and exceeded the adherence recommendations for stroke care to achieve the Gold Plus designation for 24 consecutive months. Halifax Health has also met and exceeded the national recommendations for door-to-device times for Thrombectomy therapy. And with a commitment to improving care for our stroke patient population, Halifax Health has also met and exceeded the achievement goals for diabetes cardiovascular initiatives.
“This American Heart Association designation supports Halifax Health’s dedication to improving care for those affected by stroke in our community. With stroke being the leading cause of long-term disability and death, early recognition and treatment reduce a stroke patient’s risk,” says Halifax Health Stroke Program Manager Samantha Orr, MSN, RN, SCRN. “As a Joint Commission Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center, Halifax Health strives to improve treatment to reduce death and disability throughout our community, thus proving our team’s dedication.”
For more information on the support groups and services offered by Halifax Health’s Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center, visit https://halifaxhealth.org/stroke.