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Marshfield Medical Center nationally recognized for commitment to providing high-quality stroke care

​​​July 18, 2022

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Medical Center has received the American Heart Association's GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. 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 even prevent death.

“Achievement of these awards is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of every staff member and department involved in the care of our stroke patients at Marshfield Medical Center," said Lori Heil, R.N., Stroke Program coordinator.

Marshfield Medical Center also received the American Heart Association's Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduces the time between an eligible patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster alteplase. 

In addition, we also received the American Heart Association's Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.

“Quick action resulting in timely treatment, compliance with stroke performance measures, and continuing to provide excellent evidence-based stroke care is what our stroke program is all about," Heil said. “Having great teamwork has been paramount to our success!"

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. 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 even prevent death.

Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.

 

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John Gardner
Marshfield Clinic Health System Director of Communications
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