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Memorial Stroke Program Receives Gold Plus Recognition

July 30, 2015 GULFPORT, Miss. —For the sixth year, Memorial has received the American Heart and American Stroke Association Gold Plus recognition. The Gold Plus recognition goes to a hospital achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12 month intervals. The hospital must also achieve at least 12 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Quality measures. Those measures improve quality of patient care and outcomes. Memorial has maintained Gold Plus status for Get With the Guidelines® since 2010. Hospitals are recognized on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for achieving 50% or greater for at least one calendar quarter on the following Get with the Guidelines-Stroke PMT measure: percent of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV rt-PA with door-to-needle times = 60 minutes. Memorial received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Pictured: Katie Schussler, Memorial Stroke Program Coordinator; Ashley Joyner, Memorial Neuroscience Care Coordinator; Earl C. Coleman, Quality Improvement Director, AHA Get with the Guidelines; Dr. Lee Voulters, Memorial Medical Director Stroke Program; Christine LeBeouf, Vice President American Heart Association; Sonya Kortens, Memorial Neuroscience Care Coordinator and Elizabeth Williams, Health Strategies Assistant, American Heart Association.

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