Via Christi Hospital St. Francis has received a national award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for stroke treatment.
The award recognizes hospitals with a demonstrated commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment, using nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence, according to a news release.
“We’re pleased to see our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely recognized in this manner, but most proud of the patient lives saved and the quality of life preserved through prompt and appropriate treatment,” said Saad Kanaan, medical director for the Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center, in the release.
The award is a Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus.
To qualify, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive years and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight stroke quality measures. To qualify for Elite Plus recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and drug treatment.
In March 2016, Via Christi Hospital St. Francis was recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the second healthcare organization in Kansas to join this group.