Assistant Director, Community Relations and Special Projects
Mineola, NY - January 25, 2008 - Winthrop-University Hospital, a New York State-designated Primary Stroke Center, was recently recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's (AHA/ASA) Get with the Guidelines Program SM (GWTG) with the Gold level performance achievement award for stroke patient care. Winthrop is the first hospital on Long Island and Queens to achieve Gold level status, the highest level of recognition awarded by the AHA/ASA for the GWTG program, and will be recognized at the International Stroke Conference in February.
The GWTG program is a quality-improvement program that helps hospitals ensure that patients consistently receive cardiac and stroke care in accordance with the most up-to-date scientific guidelines and recommendations. The Gold award recognizes hospitals who achieve performance scores of 85 percent or greater compliance with quality standards for 24+ consecutive months.