Erlanger Recognized As Gold Plus By American Heart Association And American Stroke Association For Stroke Program
Friday, September 3, 2021
Erlanger Baroness Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” program as a Gold Plus organization for the fifth year in a row. This year the organization was also recognized with “Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll” achievement awards.
Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center was recognized for implementing quality improvement measures that "ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital."
"Nearly half of all adults in the U.S.
have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical," officials said. "The American Heart Association’s 'Get With The Guidelines' programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events and put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients."
“We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Traci Jennings, director of Erlanger Neurosciences. “Erlanger is proud to continue to be recognized as the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region and continues to focus on providing the best, evidence based care for our patients.”