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Grady Receives Top Stroke Award

May 28, 2017

Grady Health System is a 2017 recipient of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Award. Recognized for its continued success in using the guidelines, and its success in the Target: Stroke program, Grady achieved honor roll elite plus status for offering the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments to improve patient care and outcomes.

“We are excited to again receive top honors from the American Heart and American Stroke associations. As a Joint Commission certified Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is improving outcomes for hundreds of stroke patients each year. We are proud to be recognized as leader in stroke care locally, nationally and internationally,” said Dr. Robert Jansen, Chief Medical Officer, Grady Health System.

The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke and Target: Stroke programs honored Grady for its outstanding stroke measures and its door to needle time for IV Alteplase, the FDA approved medication for dissolving blood clots.


About Grady Health System

Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children’s affiliate.

With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has the premier Level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Other key services/distinctions include Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Comprehensive Breast Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Grady is one of an elite group of hospitals to earn the Baby-Friendly USA international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. In 2017, Grady earned the prestigious Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, becoming Georgia’s first adult acute care hospital to earn the highest rating for improving patient care and safety through health information technology.

2017 Stroke Gold Plus Award