Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | June 25, 2019

All Three Duke Hospitals Recognized for Care of Stroke Patients

Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital have been named among the recipients of awards recognizing their commitment to best care for stroke patients. Each has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll designations. The awards are part of the association’s Get With The Guidelines-StrokeĀ® program.

It’s the first time all three Duke hospitals have been recognized in the same year.

To earn the Gold Plus award, the hospitals met quality measurements for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Measurements 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.

To receive the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll award, the hospitals met quality measures to reduce time between a patient’s arrival and treatment.

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