News EJGH Recognized for Stroke Care Excellence by the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association

Award considered a double achievement when paired with Gold Performance Award for Heart Failure Care.

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is proud to announce its Neuroscience Program has been named a Silver Plus Performance Award winner by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This prestigious award is based on the stringent criteria set through their Get with the Guidelines® Program. This distinction makes EJGH a double achievement winner when paired with the performance award for heart failure treatment excellence.

2012 Get with the Guidelines StrokeMost hospitals that implement Get With The Guidelines® realize measurable results, including improved patient outcomes and fewer recurring events. It’s a difference that shows in the lives of patients and their families and in the satisfaction felt by caregivers empowered to do their best. EJGH’s participation in Get With The Guidelines® demonstrates our commitment to quality care. Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping hospital care teams ensure that the care provided to heart failure and stroke patients is aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines. The goal of participating in Get With The Guidelines® is to save lives.

“What we are most proud of in earning this distinction in stroke care is that it shows our physicians, nurses and entire organization have made the commitment to raising the bar across all specialties and disciplines,” says Ruby Brewer, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officers. “Stroke care incorporates multiple areas of care that must work in concert to ensure the best results for the patient. This is a major achievement for everyone that truly demonstrates our long-term excellence.”

In addition to the performance award, the EJGH Neuroscience Program was recognized as an Advanced Primary Stroke Care Center by the Joint Commission and was awarded their Gold Seal for quality of care.