MultiCare Auburn Medical Center among hospitals recognized for stroke care

MultiCare Health System’s hospitals have once again been recognized for providing a high level of stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as part of the 2017 Get With The Guidelines awards.

MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital (which, for purposes of the award, includes MultiCare Allenmore Hospital) all received the 2017 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognize MultiCare’s efforts to provide the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Gold hospitals follow treatment guidelines in certain key measures at least 85 percent of the time and have maintained this performance level for two or more consecutive 12-month periods. The Plus awards represent a current gold or silver award and additional 75 percent compliance with specific quality measures for at least 12 consecutive months.

This is the fourth year in a row that Good Samaritan and Tacoma General/Allenmore have achieved this level of performance. Auburn Medical Center has received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement award for five years running.

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General/Allenmore hospitals also qualified for “Target: Stroke” Honor Roll Elite status, making them part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The hospitals earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

Learn more at multicare.org.

More in Business

Modernized McDonald’s reopens in Auburn

Ceremony includes a generous gift for the local food bank

3No Networking mixer returns to Scamp Brewing on Thursday

Business leaders and guests are invited to a 3No Networking mixer at… Continue reading

Auburn’s HBT Insurance joins Leavitt Group

Cowart, Klontz to join shareholder team as part of merger

From the ashes

Displaced by Dec. 26 fire, Top Nails & Spa reopens in downtown

Marketing, PR development firm opens in Kent

WinnComm launches with enterprise services

King County forms task force to seek solutions to China recycling import restrictions

Task force with representatives from cities, solid waste haulers and others to look for improvements

Announcing Lake TappsWise, a partnership for a healthy and clean Lake Tapps

For the Reporter Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and Cascade Water Alliance are… Continue reading

State unemployment rate nudges upward, job growth continues

Slight increase to 4.8 percent in March

Apprentice program serves youth and business

Gov. Inslee tours Pacific manufacturing company as it trains today’s youth for tomorrow’s skilled work