Thompson recognized for stroke care

UR Medicine Thompson Health announces that its F.F. Thompson Hospital has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Thompson is a state-designated stroke center and this award recognizes its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines following the latest scientific evidence. In order to earn the award, the hospital had to meet specific quality achievement measures relating to a number of things including the proper use of medications and other treatments, the education provided prior to discharge and other care-transition interventions.

“Thompson is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Thompson’s stroke coordinator Sarah Gallagher. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidence-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”

Thompson additionally received the association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must — for at least 12 months — meet quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for the “overall diabetes cardiovascular initiative composite score.”