Chambersburg Hospital’s stroke services honored

S. Ecenbarger
Friday, November 27, 2015

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (November 25, 2015) – Chambersburg Hospital’s stroke

services have received the Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke Gold Plus Quality

Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for their treatment of stroke

Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by

promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. The awards

recognize hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the

seven Get With The Guidelines-stroke Achievement Measures.  A Gold Plus award

recognizes performance of 24 consecutive months or more.

Since its initiation in 2003, 1,656 hospitals have entered more than two million patient

records into the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke database. Numerous published studies

demonstrate the program's success in achieving measurable patient outcome

improvements.

President and CEO of Summit Health, Patrick O’Donnell, said this achievement speaks

to Chambersburg Hospital’s commitment to offering the best care possible to its

“Our greatest reward is serving our patients.  That’s why we’re committed to turning

treatment guidelines into lifelines,” he said.

For more information about stroke care at Chambersburg Hospital, please visit

SummitHealth.org/stroke.