CLINTON — Both the Clinton and Leominster campuses of the UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital received an award from the American Heart Association for successful implementation of the association’s “Get With The Guidelines – Stroke” (GWTG) program.
According to the American Heart Association, the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke program is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines.
According to a press release from UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, the hospital received the awards for demonstrating a commitment to the GWTG program, by following the program’s up-to-date research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, which ultimately lead to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer hospital readmissions.
“HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes,” said Steve Roach, President of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital. “The Get With The Guidelines programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which allows us to help more people in North Central Massachusetts experience longer, healthier lives.”
The specific awards won by the HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital this year were the following:
1. Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Role
Leominster Campus (met measures for 2+ years)
2. Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Silver with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Role
Clinton Campus (met measures for 1 year)
“This is an excellent achievement for our team at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and it reinforces the work of our many caregivers who strive to deliver the best care to patients under all circumstances,” said Dr. Charles Cavagnaro, Chief Medical Officer of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital. “It’s all about the right care at the right time in the right place with the right team.”