The Medical Center at Bowling Green has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award as well as the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Quality Award. These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
The Medical Center earned the Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award by exceeding benchmark performance on specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients for 24 consecutive months. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of stroke 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 for stroke patients.
The Medical Center also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Quality Award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet or exceed quality measures over the same 24 consecutive months that were 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.