PNI’s Partner Hospital Announces National Stroke Award 2023
by Brianna Rauchman
Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and, a partner hospital of Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke and Neurovascular Center, received one of the nation’s highest awards for stroke care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Providence Saint John’s Health Center received the Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This award acknowledges the center’s unwavering commitment to providing optimal care, ensuring access to life-saving treatments for all stroke patients. By following nationally recognized guidelines and research-based approaches, Providence Saint John’s Health Center effectively treats stroke patients, resulting in saved lives and improved outcomes.
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and a significant factor in disability in the United States. A stroke happens when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is obstructed by a clot or ruptures. Consequently, a portion of the brain is deprived of the necessary blood and oxygen, resulting in the death of brain cells. Detecting and treating strokes early is crucial for enhancing survival rates, reducing disability, and expediting recovery.
Get With The Guidelines utilizes the knowledge of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to assist hospitals across the country, guaranteeing that patient care aligns with the most up-to-date guidelines rooted in research and evidence. Get With The Guidelines – Stroke is an in-hospital program that enhances stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, reducing the long-term impact of a stroke and potentially preventing fatalities.
“Providence Saint John’s Health Center is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” said Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD, Director of Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke & Neurovascular Center. “Get With The Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which studies show can help patients recover better. The end goal is to ensure more people in Los Angeles County can experience longer, healthier lives.”
Each year, participants qualify for the award by showing how their organization is dedicated to offering quality care for stroke patients. Alongside adhering to treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to aid their health and recuperation at home.
“We are incredibly pleased to recognize Providence Saint John’s Health Center for their commitment to caring for patients with stroke,” said Steven Messe, MD, chairperson of the Stroke System of Care Advisory Group. “Participation in Get With The Guidelines is associated with improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Awards
In addition to receiving the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award , Providence Saint John’s Health Center also earned several outstanding recognitions:
Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with clot-busting IV therapies.
Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy
Hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment to remove the clot causing the stroke.
Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.
Providence Saint John’s Health Center met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.
About Saint John’s Health Center
Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a nationally renowned award-winning 266-bed hospital with physicians, nurses, volunteers and support staff who work as a team to provide the best possible medical care to its patients and the community. Within the past decade, the medical center has received multiple acclamations by these organizations for a variety of services – including cardiac care, coronary intervention, critical care, orthopedics, pulmonary care, joint replacement, neurosurgery, and women’s health. Through the dedication and collaborative efforts of the community, friends, patrons, physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers, Providence Saint John’s continues its world-class tradition established more than 70 years ago by providing breakthrough medicine in an environment of inspired healing.
About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 12 million patients since 2001.
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About the Author
Brianna Rauchman, BA, is the Communications Coordinator for the Lifestyle Program, where she helps develop outreach strategies to connect with an expanding audience. Her responsibilities include providing launch support, developing content, assisting with collateral design, and planning social media strategies.
Last updated: July 21st, 2023