Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, Md, has earned a Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

To receive this recognition, hospitals must comply for 12 months or longer with quality measures identified in the associations’ Get With The Guidelines Stroke program, which shares information designed to lower the number of deaths and to improve the lives of stroke patients.

"This is a great honor for Northwest Hospital and our staff," says Gurdeep Singh Ahluwalia, MD, a neurologist. "The data from this program allows us to have the latest facts and statistics at our fingertips so we can provide exemplary care each day," says Ahluwalia, who leads a team of stoke care experts.

The Get With The Guidelines Stroke program gives clinicians patient-specific criteria and access to the American Heart Association’s Patient Management Tool (PMT), an online, interactive assessment and reporting system. By using the PMT, hospitals can track their performances and pinpoint areas for improvement.

Northwest Hospital is also a designated Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems’ Primary Stroke Center.

[Source: LifeBridge Health via
Medical News Today]