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posted on: 9/13/2021 3:30:23 PM
Lima Memorial has received the American Heart Association’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and speeding up recovery times.
With the Silver Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award, Lima Memorial Hospital also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award, which ensures patients with type 2 diabetes receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized with cardiovascular disease or stroke.
“Lima Memorial is honored to receive these awards from the American Heart Association. These recognitions demonstrate that our team is dedicated to providing patients with the most up-to-date care when hospitalized at Lima Memorial after a stroke,” says Dr. Timothy Zwayer, Stroke Medical Director at Lima Memorial. “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke makes it easier for the Lima Memorial team to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for stroke patients.”
Each year, program participants apply for the award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, participants also provide education to patients to help them manage their health and rehabilitation once at home.