Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital has achieved national recognition with the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award. The award recognizes the hospital’s dedication to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
“This award reaffirms our commitment to improving stroke care,” said Amit Bansal, MD, chief quality officer, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. “We are proud of our dedicated team, who continue to make significant strides in early stroke detection and treatment, which is key to improving a patient’s health and recovery.”
Get With The Guidelines – Stroke, is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and prevent death.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke about every three minutes and more than 795,000 people suffer a new or recurring stroke each year.
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips qualified for the award with a high performance in stroke care for at least 24 months. In addition to following treatment guidelines, the stroke care team also educates patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.