HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Another award has come to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. This time the American Heart Association presented a Quality Achievement Award to the Primary Stroke Center as a tribute to the hospital’s successful treatment of stroke patients.
Brie Pringle, Heart Walk development director for the AHA, said the organization is proud to recognize HRMC’s dedication to providing the highest quality care for all patients who sought treatment for stroke symptoms.
The award signifies that the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Primary Stroke Center met achievement measures at 85% or higher and quality measures at 75% or higher for two consecutive years.
The award was a result of Hutch Regional’s participation in Get with the Guidelines, AHA’s quality improvement platform. Get with the Guidelines uses evidence-based science to determine best practice patient care. Hospitals are evaluated for patient care performance and outcomes, and are then able to benchmark performance and ensure appropriate care is given to each patient. Awards are earned based on maintaining strict adherence to all recommendations for care.
Ken Johnson, president and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, said the national designation is reaffirmation of the high quality of care provided by the hospital for stroke patients.