Grady Health System announces it is a 2017 recipient of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Award.

Grady received the award as recognition for its continued success in using the guidelines, its success in the Target: Stroke program, and by achieving honor roll elite plus status for offering the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments to improve patient care and outcomes.

“We are excited to again receive top honors from the American Heart and American Stroke associations. As a Joint Commission certified Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is improving outcomes for hundreds of stroke patients each year. We are proud to be recognized as leader in stroke care locally, nationally and internationally,” says Dr Robert Jansen, chief medical officer, Grady Health System, in a media release.

The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke and Target: Stroke programs honored Grady for its outstanding stroke measures and its door to needle time for IV Alteplase, the FDA approved medication for dissolving blood clots, the release continues.

[Source(s): Grady Health System, PR Newswire]