Fatima Hospital Receives Gold Achievement Award for Stroke Care
(North Providence, Rhode Island July 28, 2020) Fatima Hospital, an affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners, has received a prestigious national award for quality in stoke care that has been jointly presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA).
Fatima received the highest level of this award, the Gold Achievement, for achieving compliance with AHA’s and ASA’s seven stroke achievement measures for 24 consecutive months.
These achievement measures are:
- Percent of acute stroke patients who arrive at the hospital within 2 hour of occurrence and for whom care was initiated at this hospital within t3 hours of occurrence of time last known well. Corresponding measure available for inpatient stroke cases.
- Percent of stroke patients who receive antithrombotic therapy by the end of hospital day two
- Percent of stroke patients who receive VTE prophylaxis the day of or the day after hospital admission.
- Percent of stroke patients who are prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge.
- Percent of stroke patients with an ischemic stroke or TIA with atrial fibrillation/flutter discharged on anticoagulation therapy. Corresponding measures available for observation status only as well as inpatient stroke cases.
- Percent of stroke patients with a history of smoking cigarettes, who are, or whose caregivers are, given smoking cessation advice or counseling during hospital stay.
- Percent of stroke patients who are discharged on statin medication.
CharterCARE CEO Jeff Liebman stated “While we are proud to receive any national quality recognition, I am especially proud that this award recognizes consistent quality performance for stroke patients over a sustained period. This reflects that our commitment to quality performance is a constant mission, every day of every year”.
The AHA-ASA award is an advanced level of recognition acknowledging hospital for consistent compliance with stringent quality measures on which that the two organizations have collaborated to develop.