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Friday, September 28, 2018

Multiple WMCHealth Hospitals Receive National Quality Recognition for Exceptional Stroke Care

WMCHealth hospitals across the Hudson Valley recently received Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Recognition - the highest level awarded - for their exceptional care of stroke patients

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Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals across the Hudson Valley recently received Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Recognition – the highest level awarded – for their exceptional care of stroke patients in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines program.

Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of WMCHealth in Valhalla, and network affiliates HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston, MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie; and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern were each awarded Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement recognition for their consistent achievement for 24 consecutive months or more.

Each hospital also earned additional accolades for their adherence to quality measures designed to minimize the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment.

The awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines.