Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth is Nationally Recognized for its Commitment to Providing High-Quality Stroke Care
The American Heart Association Presents the Get With The Guidelines Awards for Proven Dedication to Best Practices and Life-Saving Care
Plymouth, MA – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID Plymouth) has received two American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.
Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in the Get With The Guidelines program, BID Plymouth qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.
“Ensuring exceptional care is our priority at BID Plymouth,” said Kevin Coughlin, president of BID Plymouth. “We thank the American Heart Association for recognizing the efforts of our staff as they care for patients, day in and day out. Get With The Guidelines provides an excellent blueprint for stroke treatment, leading our team to successful outcomes daily.”
This year, BID Plymouth received these achievement awards:
- Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus: Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for 2 consecutive calendar years or more. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated compliance to an additional level of quality during the 24-month or greater period.
- Target: Type 2 Diabetes: Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.
“We are pleased to recognize BID Plymouth for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth (BID Plymouth) is a non-profit healthcare and hospice provider, serving 250,000 residents of 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID Plymouth is a full-service, 170-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.
BID Plymouth is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 38,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.