Stroke Care Performance Awards


The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will formally recognize 15 hospitals for excellence in stroke care performance at the Arkansas Chronic Disease Forum May 11, 2018 at the Little Rock Crowne Plaza.

The ADH awards are based on hospital performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry between July 2016 and June 2017. They are given to hospitals for providing defect-free stroke care (90% or higher adherence). Defect-free care is based on the seven American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) achievement measures of the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Patient Management Tool. These measures are benchmarked according to the standards of evidence-based stroke care guidelines to ensure stroke patients receive appropriate and timely care.

“We are delighted to see the improvement in stroke care as demonstrated by these hospitals”, said Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, State Chronic Disease Director and Medical Director for the ADH Chronic Disease Branch. “Through our work with the communities, EMS, and hospitals we hope to improve quality of stroke care among Arkansans with this devastating condition.”   MORE


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