To receive the award, Flowers Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals. Additionally, Flowers Hospital achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six out of 10 Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include: aggressive use of medications such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, which are all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
"With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Flowers Hospital's commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care," said Suzanne Woods, Chief Executive Officer at Flowers Hospital.
About Flowers Hospital
Flowers Hospital has served the healthcare needs of the Wiregrass for over 60 years. The facility is not only an important resource for the Dothan community, it also serves as a major tertiary referral center for the Tri-State area of south Alabama, southwest Georgia, and northwest Florida.
By combining responsible personnel of approximately 1,200 employees, modern equipment and supplies, effective management, sophisticated support services, up-to-date professional education programs, and a staff of over 250 exceptional physicians, Flowers Hospital is able to assure patients of quality healthcare.
Flowers Hospital currently scores in the top 1% on process-of-care, or "core" measures, in the United States, as developed and rated by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Flowers also received the Joint Commission Top Performer Award for excellence in four clinical areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention.
For more information please visit www.flowershospital.com.