HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is proud to receive national recognition from the American Heart Association
(AHA) for its stroke treatment program.
The Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized,
research-based guidelines. It also recognizes the hospital for its work in providing education to patients to help them
manage their health and rehabilitation once at home after stroke treatment.
“This is such an honor,” said HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital Stroke Program Coordinator, Annie Letkiewicz. “Our hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, and the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke program from AHA makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work every day to improve outcomes and provide exceptional care to stroke patients.”
Approximately every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke, according to the AHA.