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Advocate Trinity Hospital Achieves Gold Status in Stroke Care

The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has recognized Advocate Trinity Hospital, 2320 E. 93rd St., with its 2018 Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Advocate Trinity received this recognition for the hospital’s continued success and commitment to caring for stroke patients. Hospitals receiving the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care, as outlined by the AHA/ASA, for two consecutive calendar years.

“This recognition comes as great news that acknowledges the capabilities and success rates of care provided by Advocate Trinity Hospital,” says Terika Richardson, President of Advocate Trinity, Advocate South Suburban and Advocate Lutheran General Hospitals. “As a Designated Primary Stroke Center serving a community with one of the highest stroke rates in Chicago, our mission is to lessen the disabling impacts of stroke and give patients a fighting chance for recovery.”

This is Advocate Trinity’s first time receiving the Gold Plus honor.  In 2017, Advocate Trinity received the AHA/ASA’s Silver Plus Performance Award.

In addition to the Gold Award, Advocate Trinity made the AHA/ASA’s Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll for following stroke quality measures that reduce the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and the onset of treatment using the clot-buster.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

In addition to excellent patient care, Advocate Trinity offers a monthly Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Advocate Trinity is one of 10 Advocate hospitals to receive the prestigious Gold Plus Performance Award in 2018.

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