NYU Langone Receives American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines” Stroke-Gold Plus Award

Award Demonstrates NYU Langone’s Commitment and Success in Providing Quality Care

May 13, 2013 - 12:55pm

NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Stroke Care Center announced it once again received the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes NYU Langone’s commitment and success in implementing the highest levels of care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

“This award is an affirmation of the hard work and dedication across our medical center to treat patients afflicted with this devastating disease,” said Keith A. Siller, MD, assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry and medical director of the NYU Langone Comprehensive Stroke Care Center. “I am especially proud of our Neurology residents and the nurses in our Acute Stroke Team who ensure our patients the opportunity to achieve the best outcomes.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States.  On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; a person dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

To receive the award, NYU Langone achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. 

These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. 

The NYU Langone Comprehensive Stroke Center provides the latest in acute stroke treatment, aggressive strategies for risk factor reduction and modern rehabilitation therapies at the new Rusk neurorehabilitation unit located at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. The NYU Langone stroke program offers a unique approach along the full continuum of modern stroke care, research, and education. 

 

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Craig Andrews
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