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Published on May 22, 2018

Wayne UNC Health Care Receives American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® Quality Achievement Award

Because of our efforts to align with AHA guidelines, Wayne UNC was recently recognized with the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The quality award recognizes Wayne UNC’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally-recognized, research-based guidelines, based on the latest scientific evidence.

Wayne UNC earned this 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 medication and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines, with a goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Our team also ensures patients receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled and receive other care transition interventions.

Stroke Education in Our Community

Meanwhile, our team continues to educate the public about hypertension and high blood pressure, through the support group that meets on our campus, as well as through the local senior center. “About 80% of strokes are preventable,” said Ginn. “A lot of patients come into the hospital with mini-strokes. Our goal is to stop them from having a major stroke by making sure they have all the tools and information they need.”

Logo for American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® Quality Achievement Award

For more information, please contact Cale Grady at 919-587-4792 or cale.grady@unchealth.unc.edu.

Media Contact

For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Kimberly Fazio
Director, Communications & Executive Staff Services
919-731-6142
Kimberly.fazio@unchealth.unc.edu

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