The hospital earned ASA’s “Get With The Guidelines” Quality Achievement Award
Monroe, Wash. – EvergreenHealth Monroe recently earned the American Stroke Association’s (ASA) Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for serving as an industry leader in utilizing the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve stroke patient care and outcomes.
EvergreenHealth Monroe achieved Silver Plus status within the Get With The Guidelines program by meeting specific quality measures for a full year, and successfully demonstrating its dedication to providing stroke patients the highest quality care.
“Our skilled providers consistently strive to improve patient outcomes and exceed industry standards, and this Quality Achievement Award reflects their dedication and hard work,” said EvergreenHealth Monroe Chief Administrative Officer, Renée Jensen. “By ensuring our philosophy of care is aligned with the latest research-based guidelines and incorporating cutting-edge technologies, we are able to provide our patients with advanced stroke care when they need it most.”
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines, and reports on achievement, quality, reporting and descriptive measures. The ASA recognizes hospitals that achieve at least 85 percent compliance in each of the Get With The Guidelines Achievement Targeted Award Measures, which include proper use of medication and other stroke treatments that speed recovery and reduce the risk of mortality or disability. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health and schedule a follow-up visit.
EvergreenHealth Monroe ensures patients receive the most comprehensive stroke care, even when a specialist is not onsite, with its Telestroke evaluation technology. Telestroke complements the emergency department’s rapid stroke evaluation program and allows providers to virtually connect via video with an on-call EvergreenHealth neurologist in order to collaborate and devise an optimal treatment plan for patients who may have suffered a stroke.
For more information about EvergreenHealth Monroe’s emergency department and advanced stroke evaluation capabilities, visit www.evergreenhealthmonroe.com/monroe-er or call the 24/7 Nurse Navigator & Healthline at 360.794.1111.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 12 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health Network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
In 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, and was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance. EvergreenHealth was also named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™ in the “Large Community Hospitals” category for outstanding achievements in patient care, operational efficiency and financial strength, two years in a row. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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