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Members of the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital multi-disciplinary stroke team are pictured with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke 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.

This is the second-consecutive year SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital has been selected for the award.

“This award recognizes Good Samaritan 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,” Jeremy Bradford, president of SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, said in a news release. “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.”

The award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate at least 85% compliance in each of the seven Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Achievement Measures.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 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 each year.

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