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SLCH Receives Stroke Quality Achievement Award

Newburgh, NY - St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) has recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines® Stroke-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Based on acute and secondary prevention guidelines, SLCH was awarded this recognition for its outstanding efforts in Stroke care and recognizes commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

"Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines Gold plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlines by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for 12 consecutive months. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75% compliance to 7 out of 10 stroke quality measures during the 12-month period."

"SLCH is has always been dedicated to providing the best care for stroke patients. The American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program helps us to accomplish this goal," said Tricia O'Malley, Hospital Spokesperson. "This recognition demonstrates that we are on the right track and we're very proud of our team."

​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; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. SLCH is proud of their Stroke team and look forward to the quick and efficient use of these guideline procedures and improve the quality of care for stroke patients.

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and aspires to excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH offers comprehensive cardiac, stroke, cancer, orthopedic services and a full range of other clinical offerings.