OHRH Stroke Program Recognized by American Heart Association
The stroke program at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital continues to build a reputation for excellence, earning the American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus Award.”
The recognition means OHRH met standards of care for stroke for 12 consecutive months. A total of seven different measures are tracked, each tied to quality and outcomes for patients diagnosed with stroke. Silver Plus is a higher level of distinction on the silver criteria, meaning OHRH had “consistent compliance” with stroke-related quality measures.
OHRH also met the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke goal. “Door-to-needle” times measure how long it takes for a patient with to receive clot-busting treatment after arriving at the hospital. OHRH achieved the Target: Stroke goal of having at least half of its stroke cases meeting the door-to-needle time of 60 minutes or less.
OHRH previously earned the Silver Plus Award from the American Heart Association in 2015 and 2018.
The program will be recognized nationally in US News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition, as well as in a recognition ceremony at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference and on their website at Heart.org/Quality.