Once Again, Covenant Achieves Top American Heart Association Honor for Quality Stroke Care

Saginaw, MI — Covenant HealthCare has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

Covenant HealthCare provided stroke care for more than 1,000 patients last year. The Covenant Stroke Program is equipped with an expert team, state-of-the-art technologies and advanced treatment options.

“Receiving this award year after year is a testament of our Covenant Stroke Program team’s extraordinary commitment to improving patient outcomes and providing healthier lives for our stroke patients from diagnosis to recovery — and beyond,” says Tracy Sullivan RN, SCRN, Covenant HealthCare Stroke Program Administrator.

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the US. On average, someone in the US suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Each year, program participants apply for the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement Award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, participants also provide education to patients to help them manage their health and rehabilitation once at home.

About the Covenant HealthCare Stroke Program:
The Covenant HealthCare Stroke Program is designed to provide extraordinary care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of strokes. Because when it comes to your brain, we make the most of every minute and provide you with the immediate care you need to improve your overall quality of life. We’ll do what it takes to improve your odds for recovery from a stroke; to save your brain and your ability to walk, talk, see, reach and feel. Learn more about our award-winning stroke care: www.covenanthealthcare.com/ch/covenantstrokeprogram

About Get With The Guidelines®:
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.