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Get With The Guidelines

Quality achievement awards

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program helps ensure that patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure or stroke receive care that meets the latest evidence-based guidelines. Our participation in Get With the Guidelines demonstrates our commitment to quality care. We are proud to be a part of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's efforts to turn guidelines into lifelines.

Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

 

2017 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

In 2016, The University of Kansas Hospital has been named as Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite Plus by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association

To earn the Gold Plus Achievement Award for stroke care with the Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus distinction, we maintained:

  • An 85 percent or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Achievement Measures
  • A 75 percent or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years
  • Achieving providing a clot-busting drug to 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients within 60 minutes or less of arrival time, and in less than 45 minutes in 50 percent of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Stroke Honor Roll Elite

To earn the Gold Plus Achievement Award for stroke care with the Stroke Honor Roll Elite distinction, we maintained:

  • An 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures
  • A 75 percent or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Measures to improve patient care and outcomes for 12 consecutive months
  • Guidelines for providing a clot-busting drug to 75% or more of ischemic stroke patients within 60 minutes or less of arrival time

Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Honor Roll

To earn the Gold Plus Achievement Award for stroke care, we maintained:

  • An 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals
  • A 75 percent or higher compliance with 6 of 10 Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Measures to improve patient care and outcomes
  • Guidelines for providing a clot-busting drug to ischemic stroke patients

Heart Failure Gold Plus & Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll

 

2017 Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Target: HF Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus & Target Heart Failure Honor Roll

To earn the Gold Plus Achievement Award for heart failure with Heart Failure Honor Roll, we maintained:

  • An 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Performance Achievement Indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals
  • A 75 percent or higher compliance with 4 of 9 Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve patient care and outcomes
  • Documentation for all three Target: Heart Failure care components for 50 percent or more of eligible patients with heart failure discharged from the hospital to improve quality of patient care and outcomes

Heart Failure Gold Plus


To earn the Gold Plus Achievement Award for heart failure, we maintained:

  • An 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Performance Achievement Indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals
  • A 75 percent or higher compliance with 4 of 9 Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve patient care and outcomes