WCH Stroke Center Wins Gold Stroke Award
Wooster Community Hospital’s (WCH) Stroke Center has been awarded the Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award. WCH is now part of an elite group of hospitals that are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for outstanding efforts in the Stroke Center. WCH is committed to implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that our patients receive the best treatment according to nationally accepted standards. To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.
In addition to the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award Wooster Community Hospital has been accredited as a Primary Stroke Center. The Stroke Team at WCH rapidly evaluates and directs the treatment for all stroke patients. For patients who qualify, clot dissolving therapy can be administered within three hours of the stroke occurring.
F - Face - uneven smile/droop?
A - Arms - one drift down?
S - Speech - slurred or strange
T - Time - Call 9-1-1 with signs of stroke
Step-by-Step Stroke Club is a support group for stroke survivors and their family to share ideas and help solve problems that occur after a stroke. More information can be found under support groups, or call Sherri Atanasov at 330.263.8417.