Maui Memorial Medical Center recently received the Get with The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines, according to an announcement.
This marks the third year that the hospital has been recognized with a quality achievement award.
Maui Memorial Medical Center officials pose with the Get with The Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. Showing the award are (from left) registered nurses Marian Horikawa-Barth, the center’s quality management coordinator; Donald Halsey, the medical center’s stroke team specialist; and Regina Miller, the center’s cardiovascular nurse manager.
"Recent studies show that patients treated in hospitals participating in the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program receive a higher quality of care and may experience better outcomes," said Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, chairman of the Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Members of the"Maui Memorial team are to be commended for their commitment to improving the care of their patients."