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Geneva General Hospital receives national recognition for stroke care

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded Geneva General Hospital the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award. The award acknowledges the hospital’s commitment to administering the most appropriate, research-based treatment for stroke patients, a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Get With The Guidelines is an initiative by the AHA and American Stroke Association, designed to ensure patient care aligns with the latest evidence-based guidelines for stroke care.

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Geneva General Hospital’s adherence to these guidelines aims to minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and potentially prevent death. “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,” commented Ardelle Bigos, MSN, RN, CMSRN,NE-BC, the Chief Nursing Officer at Geneva General Hospital.

In addition to the Gold Plus award, Geneva General Hospital received two other honors: the AHA’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite award, recognizing prompt treatment with the clot-busting drug alteplase; and the Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award for evidence-based care for Type 2 diabetes patients hospitalized due to stroke. The hospital is also recognized as a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a New York State designated Stroke Center, further showcasing their commitment to high standard stroke care.