McLeod Health Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards


The American Heart Association recently recognized the commitment of McLeod Health hospitals with quality stroke care. Honors received include:

McLeod Regional Medical Center – Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Award; Target: Type 2 Honor Roll Award; Target: StrokeSM Elite Award

McLeod Health Loris Seacoast – Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Award; Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Award; Target: Type 2 Honor Roll Award

McLeod Health Dillon – Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Award

McLeod Health hospitals earned these awards 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. Before discharge, patients receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

McLeod Regional, McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast received the Target: Type 2 Honor Roll Award for achieving higher than 90 percent compliance over 12 consecutive months for the quality measure “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.” McLeod Regional also received the Association’s Target: StrokeSM Elite Award for meeting quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).