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Hartford Hospital earns milestone achievement in stroke care

June 21, 2017

When someone suffers a stroke, getting the right treatment as soon as possible is critically important. Experts often use the phrase “time is brain,” meaning that the faster treatment is provided, the better the chance for a good outcome.

The stroke team at Hartford Hospital is proud to have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with a Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation. While Hartford Hospital has attained a Gold Plus status for many years, this is the first time it earned an Elite Plus award. This is the highest award available.

“I am extremely proud of this achievement and all the work our team did last year to get there,” said Dr. Amre Nouh, medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Hartford Hospital.

The Mission: Lifeline Program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment. HOCC is recognized for having an 85 percent composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75 percent or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.

For more information about stroke care, visit https://hartfordhealthcare.org/services/neurosciences