Alameda Hospital Wins Award for Quality Care

Alameda Hospital Wins Award for Quality Care

Alameda Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment.

“Alameda Hospital is committed to providing excellent patient care by adhering to the latest guidelines,” said Felicia Tornabene, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Alameda Health System. “Get With The Guidelines helps our teams put evidence-based knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis which can help patients recover better. Our goal is to ensure more people in Alameda experience longer, healthier lives.”

Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.

“We are incredibly pleased to recognize Alameda Hospital for its commitment to caring for patients with stroke,” said Steven Messe, M.D., chairperson of the Stroke System of Care Advisory Group. “Participation in Get With The Guidelines is associated with improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research and evidence-based guidelines.

Alameda Hospital also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster alteplase.

Alameda Hospital is a part of the Alameda Health System. Alameda Hospital is located at 2070 Clinton Avenue.