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Stroke Program

Focus on Quality Care 

Quality Improvement Initiatives

Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospitals participate in three different, yet linked initiatives related to Stroke Care. Together, they allow us to evaluate and improve stroke care more efficiently and comprehensively, and in a more coordinated way with both state and national programs. The three programs are briefly described below.

Primary Stroke Service Hospital (PSS)

Both Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital have been designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as Primary Stroke Service Hospitals. This means that we are capable of providing Emergency Stroke Care 24/7. Our Stroke Team is able to respond to Acute Stroke patients in order to make a rapid determination regarding the efficacy of thrombolytics.

Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program (GWTG)

Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals participate in the GWTG program, which was developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) as a national stroke registry and performance improvement program with the primary goal of improving the quality of care and outcomes for stroke and TIA by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines as well as serving as a scientific resource for new information. The primary goal of GWTG-Stroke program is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients hospitalized with stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program

The Coverdell Program is a federally funded quality improvement program administered by the CDC and developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This collaboration is a cutting-edge approach to reducing disability related to stroke. With an emphasis on a coordinated approach to emergency care, hospital interventions and primary and secondary prevention, the Coverdell program assists us in achieving established benchmarks in stroke care.

Beverly Hospital & Addison Gilbert Hospital Stroke Program

978-922-3000 ext. 2235