DMC Hospitals nationally recognized for providing high quality stroke care in Michigan

Three Detroit Medical Center hospitals have been recognized by the American Heart Association for their high-quality stroke care. DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital have received the American Heart Association’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award.

American Heart Association 2021 Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus StrokeThe award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Get With The Guidelines - Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death. 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.

In addition to the Stroke Quality Achievement Award, Sinai-Grace also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke 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 drug alteplase.

Both Sinai-Grace and Detroit Receiving Hospital also received the Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.