DMC Hospitals Ranked Nationally for Stroke Care

Jul 11, 2023

Detroit – Four DMC hospitals have been nationally recognized for excellence by the American Heart Association for stroke care.

Each hospital received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

  • DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital: Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS
  • DMC Harper University Hospital: Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS
  • DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital: Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke SILVER
  • DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital: Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS

“Recognition received for stroke care by the American Heart Association is a testament to the high-quality program that we have in place, led by our dedicated quality and clinical teams,” says Brittany Lavis, CEO of the Detroit Medical Center. “At the DMC, we are committed to improving stroke care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines to ensure more people in the communities we serve experience longer, healthier lives.”

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research and evidence-based guidelines. Get With The Guidelines - Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.

Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.

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