St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) earned several American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® (GWTG) awards.
GWTG Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. Numerous published studies demonstrate the program’s success in achieving measurable patient outcome improvements, according to a statement from St. Luke’s. The awards recognize St. Luke’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
“When a patient has a stroke, St. Luke’s is committed to providing outstanding stroke care to the residents of all of the communities we serve,” said Dr. Daniel Ackerman, vice chair, Department of Neurology, director of stroke and vascular neurology at St. Luke’s University Health Network. “These awards validate that our hospitals provide the latest, evidence-based treatment to ensure that every patient receives the highest standard of stroke care and that each patient encounter for stroke is met with the same level of expertise.”
The following St. Luke’s hospitals were recognized with GWTG designations:
Bethlehem Campus: Gold Plus/Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite/Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll/Target Advanced Therapy Honor Roll.
Allentown Campus/Anderson Campus/Lehighton Campus/Monroe Campus/Upper Bucks Campus/Warren Campus: Gold Plus/Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite /Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
Miners Campus: Gold Plus and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
St. Luke’s Geisinger Campus: Silver Plus with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite/Target Diabetes Honor Roll.=