American Heart Association Award recognizes Good Samaritan Hospital commitment
to quality stroke care
Los Angeles (June 2019) ― Good Samaritan Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American
Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus 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.
Good Samaritan Hospital 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.
Good Samaritan Hospital additionally received the association’s Target: StrokeSM 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, ortPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,
stroke is the fifth 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