St. Luke’s Stroke Centers Nationally Recognized for Excellence Again
Bethlehem, PA (6/8/2016) – For the second consecutive year, the St. Luke’s Allentown Hospital and
St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem have received the Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Award. This award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes demonstrated clinical excellence in the treatment and care of stroke victims based on national standards and evidence-based clinical protocols.
St. Luke’s Stroke Centers Nationally Recognized for Excellence Again
According to Jessica Heckenberger, MSN, RN, Stroke Center Coordinator,
St. Luke’s University Health Network, “St. Luke’s is honored to be part of an elite group of hospitals recognized with this award. To achieve Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Award status hospitals must demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven key Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Achievement Measures over 24 consecutive months. This includes treating 75 percent of acute ischemic stroke patients with thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes of hospital arrival.”

First launched in 2003, the Get WithThe Guidelines recognition program analyzes clinical database information from primary stroke centers throughout the United States.

“I would like to thank our EMS providers and all of the staff that work diligently every day to not only provide optimal care but to improve the quality of life for our patients that have suffered a cerebral vascular accident,” said Heckenberger.
St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem has been recognized for the second consecutive year

St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem has been recognized for the second consecutive year


St. Luke’s Allentown Hospital has been recognized for the second consecutive year

St. Luke’s Allentown Hospital has been recognized for the second consecutive year



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St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.


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