Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has been honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
TGMC received the Gold Quality Achievement Award by achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods. 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. TGMC focused on appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including aggressive use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling. Before receiving the Gold designation, TGMC was also awarded the Bronze and Silver Stroke Quality Achievement Awards.
“This prestigious acknowledgement demonstrates TGMC’s commitment to ensuring patients receive the best care, based on nationally-respected clinical guidelines,” explains Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “Our experienced team continues to exceed national benchmarks while providing patients with the best chance of a full recovery.”
(Pictured in photo (left to right): Sid Hutchinson, Vice President of Ancillary Services, Catherine Straatmann Robichaux, American Heart Association representative, Lisa Mimnagh, RN, Emergency Department, Nancy Yzaguirre, RN, Emergency Department Director, Donna Ward, RN, Critical Care Unit, Kellie Gros, RN, Quality and Business Development, Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO of TGMC.)
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