Our Lady of the Lake Recognized with Gold Plus Award for Promoting Excellence, Quality in Stroke Care 07/02/2013
Our Lady of the Lake has been recognized for excellence and quality in stroke care by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association with the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award distinguishes Our Lady of the Lake’s commitment and success in implementing high quality treatment and care for stroke according to national evidence-based practices.
“Stroke is one of the top three causes for death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious disability. As the only Primary Stroke Center in our region certified by the Joint Commission, Our Lady of the Lake is committed to providing the highest quality stroke care for our patients throughout the continuum of care and the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes our commitment to that standard,” said Liz Marcotte, RN, Neuroscience Program Coordinator. “We are dedicated to building a healthier community through the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke to help save and improve lives.”
The Gold Award demonstrates compliance with all seven best practice stroke achievement measures with 85 percent compliance for two or more years. The Gold Plus Award is an advanced level of recognition for hospitals that consistently meet 75 percent or higher compliance in five of nine additional stroke quality measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes. Our Lady of the Lake exceeded the award benchmarks and achieved higher than 80 percent for five quality measures. These measures include aggressive use of treatments and medication aimed at reducing death and disability, preventing recurrent stroke, and improving the lives of stroke patients.
About Our Lady of the Lake Stroke Center Our Lady of the Lake is the only Primary Stroke Center in the Baton Rouge region certified by the Joint Commission. The Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award is the highest level of quality stroke care recognition by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Our Lady of the Lake’s advanced Telestroke Medicine Program remotely treats patients suffering from stroke in rural areas utilizing video conferencing technology. For more information, visit ololrmc.com/brain-and-nerves.
About Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake, a private not-for-profit 700-bed medical center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. A part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Our Lady of the Lake includes a Regional Medical Center, dedicated Children’s Hospital, 350-provider Physician Group primary care network, and free-standing emergency room in Livingston Parish. Consistently awarded for compassionate care, clinical expertise, leading edge technology and innovation, Our Lady of the Lake is recognized in the areas of trauma and emergency care, stroke, heart & vascular, cancer care and minimally-invasive procedures and more. Our Lady of the Lake is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs and serves 35,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. For more information, visit www.ololrmc.com.