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Lutheran Hospital Receives Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 25, 2014) – Lutheran Hospital has received the Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the care it provides to stroke patients. This is the second consecutive year Lutheran has been recognized at this level by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Get with the Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Lutheran earned its designation by meeting specific quality achievement mea-sures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

Gold Performance Award hospitals follow treatment guidelines in certain key quality measures at least 85 percent of the time and have maintained this performance level for consecutive 12-month intervals. The Plus awards represent 75 percent compliance with additional module-specific quality measures for at least 12 consecutive months.  


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