January 2013

Saint Elizabeth Recognized for Stroke Care


Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, NE, received the highest level of recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The hospital was honored with the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, and is the only hospital in the state to be on the associations’ Target: Stroke Honor Roll. To receive the Stroke Gold Plus Award, Saint Elizabeth achieved 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals. Saint Elizabeth also achieved 75% or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.