Stroke and Cardiology Programs Garner Awards

National recognition highlights programs’ quality.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) this year received several awards related to its stroke and cardiology programs. The hospital received the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and its Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award after implementing key quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association and American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation, respectively.

The hospital also received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing quality improvement measures to treat ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks, an especially serious type of heart attack caused by a long period of blocked blood supply.

The AHA/American Stroke Association also named HOCC to the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for achieving quality measures aimed at reducing time between a stroke patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-dissolving medication tPA.

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines.