Altru Health System has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

    The award recognizes 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.

    Altru Health System earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.       

 These measures include evaluation of the proper use of 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.

    Before being discharged, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.