Lenox Hill Hospital has been recognized by the American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines SM (GWTG) program for its performance achievement in stroke patient care.
The award recognizes Lenox Hill Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. It addresses the important element of quick response in treating a stroke to save brain function through rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients admitted to the Emergency Department.
“By consistently scoring well on quality indicators for 12 consecutive months, Lenox Hill Hospital’s stroke program has demonstrated its commitment to excellence,” said Steven Pacia, MD Director of Neurology. “Because great stroke treatment requires the enormous effort and cooperation of so many hospital services, it also serves as an excellent indicator of Lenox Hill's overall quality of care.”
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations’ GWTG is a quality-improvement program that helps insure that patients consistently receive stroke care in accordance with the most current guidelines and recommendations.
Hospitals are recognized for performance achievement if at least 85 percent of their stroke patients are treated and discharged according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s guidelines and recommendations.