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Newsmakers in business: Medical Center hospitals earn awards for stroke treatment
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Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition.

NGMC Braselton received the Bronze Quality Achievement Award.

The awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines rated in the latest scientific evidence.

NGMC Gainesville received the Get With The Guidelines Silver Plus Achievement Award by achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for at least a year and, during the same period, 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 Elite Plus recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the emergency department and treatment.

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.

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