CNI Stroke Centers Receive Awards
Cushing Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke Centers at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital Receive Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
MANHASSET, NY – Cushing Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke Centers at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) and North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
To receive this prestigious award, LIJMC and NSUH achieved and sustained 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.
These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost,” said Richard Libman, MD, chair of North Shore-LIJ’s stroke task force and chief of vascular neurology at LIJMC. “Receiving this award demonstrates that our highly trained staff is committed to providing quality care that has been clinically proven to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols. As New York State-designated stroke centers, LIJMC and NSUH have multidisciplinary stroke teams available 24 hours a day to assess and treat our stroke patients.”