Jordan Valley Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award recognizes Jordan Valley Medical Center commitment to quality stroke care

WEST JORDAN, August, 2020 ― Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus 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 based on the latest scientific evidence.

Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus additionally received the Association’s Target: StrokeSM Elite Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.  

“We are pleased to recognize Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus for their commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
  
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About Jordan Valley Medical Center
Jordan Valley Medical Center is a 172 bed, Steward Family Hospital that has been serving the West Jordan community since 1983. Our community hospital provides adult and pediatric emergency services and maintains designation as a Level III Trauma Center, a Certified Stroke Treatment Center and is the only hospital on the west side of Salt Lake County to provide cardiac care with a full-service cardiac catheterization laboratory. The provision of women’s services is central to our mission and we offer a comprehensive breast care program and obstetrical services with a Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
The Jordan Valley Cancer Center provides the full range of inpatient and outpatient oncology services including radiation oncology, breast oncology, surgical oncology and medical oncology. We provide the full range of inpatient services including critical care, orthopedics and spine surgery, general surgery and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient services include physical therapy, infusion and a pediatric accredited sleep lab. The hospital provides wound care and hyperbaric services and is accredited with distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Equipped with advanced medical technology, and staffed by a team of highly-skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals, Jordan Valley Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. For more information, please visit jordanvalleymc.org or call 801-561-8888. 

About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.
 

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