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Newton-Wellesley Hospital Receives American Heart Association Award

July 30, 2013

The American Heart Association recognized Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes Newton-Wellesley’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) is the premier hospital-based quality improvement program for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. It empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines. The Division of Neurology is proud to be part of the stroke service at NWH.

“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award demonstrates Newton-Wellesley’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,” says Avraham Almozlino, MD, Chief, Neurology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients.”