Bronson Methodist Hospital Recognized for Stroke Care - Bronson Healthcare

Published on July 07, 2009

Kalamazoo, Mich. — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently recognized Bronson with a Get With The Guidelinessm (GWTG) Silver Performance Award for consistently following treatment guidelines to improve quality of care for stroke patients.

To receive the GWTG Silver Award, Bronson scored higher than the minimum of 85 percent on all seven key measures. These measures include aggressive use of medications like clot-busting t-PA, cholesterol-lowering drugs and anticoagulants as well as education for controlling stroke risk factors, including counseling for smoking cessation while in the hospital.

This award recognizes Bronson's commitment to quality patient care and vision to be a national leader in healthcare quality. Bronson Methodist Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission and a Stroke Center of Excellence designated by NeuStrategy. In Michigan, only Bronson Methodist Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network in Detroit were awarded Silver Performance Awards.