Stroke "GoldPlus" Quality Achievement Award
Central Carolina Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke “GoldPlus” quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
Central Carolina has also received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Rural Recognition Bronze award for its efforts to optimize stroke care and eliminate rural healthcare outcome disparities. This new award recognizes the efforts of hospitals nationwide to address the unique health needs of rural communities.
People who live in rural areas live an average of three years fewer than their urban counterparts. They have a 40 percent higher likelihood of developing heart disease and face a 30 percent increased risk for stroke mortality — a gap that has grown over the past two decades.
In addition, CCH received the American Heart Association’s “Target: Type 2 Honor Roll” award. This recognition 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.
The "Get With The Guidelines" program makes it easier for hospitals to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis. The ultimate beneficiary of these awards is our patients, since following these guidelines leads to more lives saved and reduced disability. The goal is to ensure more people in Sanford and Lee County can experience longer, healthier lives.