AdventHealth North Pinellas has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get with The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospitals commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. AdventHealth North Pinellas earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. AdventHealth North Pinellas is committed to the best health care possible and it is thanks to our team’s dedication to serving our community that we received this award for delivering leading edge stroke care to residents, said Jason Dunkel, President and CEO of AdventHealth North Pinellas.
We are pleased to recognize AdventHealth North Pinellas for their commitment to stroke care, said Eric E. Smith, M.D., national Chairman of the Get with The Guidelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get with The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates. 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 and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
About Get with The Guidelines
Get with The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get with The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.
About AdventHealth North Pinellas
AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine, women’s care, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. AdventHealth North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. AdventHealth North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. AdventHealth is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state.
About AdventHealth, West Florida Division
The West Florida Division is currently comprised of nine acute-care hospitals including AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as two freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER and AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, AdventHealth Connerton, over 45 multi-specialty AdventHealth Physician Group practices, 15 AdventHealth Express Care at Walgreens clinics and 6 AdventHealth Centra Care Urgent Care Centers.