Penn State Hershey Medical Center Honored with Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and Stroke Honor Roll

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Penn State Hershey Medical Center for its high-level care of stroke patients. The Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for the sixth consecutive year by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

The award is the highest level of recognition available for treatment of patients with stroke and recognizes Penn State Hershey for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA/ASA for the treatment of stroke patients.

Penn State Hershey also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA.

Penn State Hershey is one of only seven Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Pennsylvania, the only one in Central Pennsylvania, and one of only seventy-eight in the country.

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