BOCA RATON, FL – May 16, 2017 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received the 2017 American Heart Association/American
Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite.
The award recognizes the Hospital’s continued success in providing
the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient
care and outcomes in the community.
Earning a Gold Plus designation means the Hospital achieved 85 percent
or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines – Stroke achievement
indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75
percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines
– Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The accolade is the top recognition category awarded by the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association and honors the Hospital’s
continued commitment in implementing the highest level of stroke care
with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for
“This recognition demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced
stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Frank D.
Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at
Boca Regional. “Boca Raton Regional Hospital is dedicated to excellence
in the treatment of stroke patients. This award reinforces our team’s
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is also one of only four hospitals in Palm
Beach County to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) by featuring a comprehensive
system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to
the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine.
The Marcus Neuroscience Institute is an innovative nexus for neurologic
and neurosurgical care. The 57,000-square-foot facility houses a 20-bed
Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four dedicated operating rooms
— including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative
CT capability — and a biplane angiography suite, a crucial component
in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Alexandra Schilling, 561.955.4706