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Stroke Care Awards & Recognitions

Primary Stroke Center

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville has been accredited as a Primary Stroke Center since 2010 demonstrating our commitment to excellence in stroke care.  NGMC Gainesville was the first hospital in the state of Georgia to gain this accreditation from DNV Healthcare in 2011. 

 

CARF Stroke Specialty Certified

NGMC's inpatient rehabilitation unit was one of the first 20 in the nation to receive Stroke Specialty Certification from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Awards

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.

To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

NGMC Braselton received the Get With The Guidelines Bronze Quality Achievement Award by achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators during a three-month period.

 

NGMC Gainesville is listed in the 2016 Edition of US News and World Reports Best Hospitals for obtaining the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll (See attachment, page 6)

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