The University of Toledo Medical Center recently received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
The Gold Plus Award provides evidence of commitment to quality patient care. The award is given for achieving at least 85 percent adherence to all Get With the Guidelines-Stroke performance achievement indicators and at least 75 percent compliance with a minimum of five Get With the Guidelines-Stroke quality measures.
“The Gold Plus Award is a testament to UTMC’s dedication to the guideline-based treatment of stroke patients. As a recipient of the highest award that the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association bestows upon a hospital, UTMC is part of an elite list,” said Abigail Loechler, director of quality and systems improvement for the associations. “This award is not only a celebration for the hospital, but for the patients who are receiving such excellent care, resulting in a higher quality of life.”
Silver, Gold, Silver Plus and Gold Plus award-winning hospitals are honored at national events during the International Stroke Conference. UTMC is the only hospital in northwest Ohio to have achieved the Gold Plus level.