ASA Gold Award for Stroke Treatment
The American Stroke Association (ASA) has recognized Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin for exceptional performance in treating patients who suffer from stroke, the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Froedtert &The Medical College joined a group of U.S. hospitals lauded by the association in the July 21 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News and World Report.
Froedtert was the only hospital in southeastern Wisconsin to earn a gold sustained performance award as part of the ASA “Get with the Guidelines” program.
“As an academic medical center, we are constantly striving to provide the highest quality evidence-based patient care,” said Andrew Norton, MD, senior vice president of medical affairs at Froedtert Hospital.
“Get with the Guidelines” is a national initiative designed to ensure hospitals care for stroke patients following current guidelines and recommendations. Hospitals must sustain performance at 85 percent or higher compliance with specified guidelines for two or more years.
Source: Froedtert Today
Date: December 2008