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Winthrop Programs Get the Gold

Two Winthrop-University Hospital programs have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association�s (AHA/ASA) Get with the Guidelines ProgramSM (GWTG) with prestigious awards for providing superior stroke and coronary care to patients.

The AHA/ASA have announced that Winthrop�s Coronary Artery Disease Program has earned the Get With The Guidelines Gold Achievement Award for its continued success in providing superior care to patients with coronary artery disease by adhering to specific evidence-based guidelines for 24 consecutive months.

Winthrop�s Stroke Team was recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get with the Guidelines Gold Sustained Performance Achievement Award. This prestigious recognition signifies the Team�s commitment to following evidence-based treatment guidelines and maintaining at least an 85 percent performance level for two or more years.

The GWTG program, the premier hospital-based quality improvement program, helps hospitals ensure that patients consistently receive cardiac and stroke care services in accordance with the most up-to-date scientific guidelines and recommendations.

The two Winthrop programs have a history of achieving prestigious designations through the AHA/ASA GWTG Program � both receiving Bronze Awards (6 months) and Silver Awards (12 months) for continued excellence in patient care.

For additional information about Winthrop�s outstanding coronary care and stroke programs, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.
Vol. 19, No. 2
Summer 2009

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