Froedtert & Medical College Recognized for Stroke Treatment
Milwaukee, WI (Aug. 11, 2008) — The American Stroke Association (ASA) has recognized Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin for their exceptional performance in the treatment of patients who suffer from a stroke. Froedtert & The Medical College joined a group of U.S. hospitals that were lauded by the associations in the July 21st “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine. Froedtert is the only hospital in southeast Wisconsin to have earned a gold sustained performance award as part of the ASA’s “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. “Patients who have suffered a stroke often require extremely complex treatment plans and the finest experts in medicine. We are proud to be recognized for the high level of care we provide.”
“Get with the Guidelines” is a national, quality-improvement initiative designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations.
To qualify for a “gold” award, hospitals must sustain performance at 85 percent or higher compliance with specified guidelines for two or more years.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country.
Author: Brian Dorrington
Date: Aug. 11, 2008