Covenant HealthCare Nationally Recognized for Commitment to Providing High Quality Stroke Care

The American Heart Association presents Covenant HealthCare with the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care.

Covenant has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

“Our teams work diligently to provide high-quality neurological and cardiovascular services from onset through rehabilitation to patients in the region,” says Dr. David Gill, Covenant Stroke Medical Director. “Covenant is proud to be one of four hospitals in the state recognized for 10 or more consecutive calendar years of Gold Plus achievements in Get With the Guidelines-Stroke and/or Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure.”

Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.

Covenant HealthCare also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster alteplase.

Additionally, Covenant HealthCare received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.

What’s more, Covenant HealthCare met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.

For more information about the Covenant Stroke Program visit the Covenant Stroke Program website.