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The Direct Dispatch
A Newsletter For Healthcare Providers

November 2017

This month’s Direct Dispatch focuses on Get With The Guidelines Comprehensive Stroke. If you are interested in anything stroke related please read below for valuable information. Whether you are already participating, just thinking about it, or haven’t thought about it at all, I am sure you will find something new in the information below.

Why Comprehensive Stroke?

Simply put – healthier patients means healthier hospitals

According to the American Heart Association since the inception of GWTG-Stroke in 2003 more than 1,656 hospitals have entered more than two million patient records. The program’s success in achieving measurable patient outcome improvements have now been published in numerous studies.

AHA Comprehensive Stroke Certification

How to get started

It is easy to get started. Just contact your local American Heart Association representative and they will assist you through the enrollment process.

Find your local AHA representative!

We are happy to help you as well! Contact us for further information.

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Comprehensive Stroke Facts

There are eight standardized Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) measures. Data for these eight CSTK measures is collected in addition to the eight stroke (STK) core measures required for primary stroke center certification.

Participating hospitals report

  • improved quality of care to patients
  • demonstrated commitment to a higher standard of service
  • a framework for organizational structure and management
  • a competitive edge in the marketplace
  • enhanced staff recruitment and development

AHA Comprehensive Stroke Certification

Are You A Teaching Institution?

Researchers can conduct investigator led research projects using data for The Get With The Guidelines Stroke program. Interested in a proposal? Submit today GWTG Data Request Form

National Cyber Security Awareness

Our increasingly digital lives may put us in harm’s way. When it comes to cyber-crime an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Protect yourself and your business from online attacks. Visit Stay Safe Online for more information.

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