Dulles, VA – StoneSprings Hospital Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital’s proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care.

StoneSprings Hospital Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines. The goal is to accelerate recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients also must receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

“StoneSprings Hospital Center is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” says Nathan Vooys, StoneSprings Hospital Center chief executive officer. “Get with The Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which studies show can help patients recover better. The end goal is to ensure more people in our community can experience longer, healthier lives.”

“We are incredibly pleased to recognize StoneSprings Hospital for its commitment to caring for patients with stroke,” said Steven Messe, M.D., chairperson of the Stroke System of Care Advisory Group. “Participation in Get with The Guidelines is associated with improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions, and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.