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All Kettering Health hospitals have earned national recognition for their high-quality stroke care by receiving the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold and Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards.
- Fort Hamilton Hospital – Gold Plus
- Grandview Medical Center – Gold Plus
- Greene Memorial Hospital – Gold Plus
- Kettering Medical Center – Gold Plus
- Soin Medical Center – Gold Plus
- Southview Medical Center – Gold Plus
- Sycamore Medical Center – Gold Plus
- Troy Hospital – Silver Plus
Troy Hospital opened in June 2019. As a result, the hospital only qualified for the Silver Plus award.
About the award
The awards demonstrate the network’s commitment to offering stroke patients the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, researched-based guidelines.
“Kettering Health is proud that all of our hospitals earned these awards, illustrating our dedication to providing the best stroke care to our patients,” said Megan Smith, neurosciences manager of Kettering Health.
“Quick access to high-quality stroke care is key to improving survival, minimizing disability, and speeding recovery times. Therefore, we are proud to support our community by providing that level of care.”
Each hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. These measures include:
- Improving stroke care by having consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines
- Treating patients with 85% or higher compliance to the American Heart Association’s standards of care for one calendar year
- Demonstrating at least seven out of ten stroke quality measures, including reviewing and implementing proper stroke medication, educating patients about managing their health post-stroke, and helping patients schedule follow-up visits
According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. In addition, nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.