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Crozer-Keystone Health System Receives Special Achievement Award
Crozer-Keystone Health System has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold quality achievement award. The award recognizes the system’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Crozer-Keystone earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability. Based on the guidelines, patients should also receive education on managing their health, and get a follow-up visit scheduled before discharge.
Additionally, Crozer-Chester received the association’s Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke, explained the AHA/ASA.