St. Luke’s University Health Network has been honored by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its exceptional work in stroke care by earning several Get with The Guidelines (GWTG) awards.
GWTG awards recognize the St. Luke’s network’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem and St. Luke’s Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, N.J., received the highest GWTG designation, earning the Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award.
Other St. Luke’s hospitals honored with a Get with the Guidelines award included St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus – GWTG Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award.
St. Luke’s earned the awards by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.