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SBL Fayette County Hospital

SBL FCH Receives Stroke Readiness Award


SBL Fayette County Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Rural Recognition Bronze award, for efforts to optimize stroke care and eliminate rural healthcare outcome disparities.

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, recognizes the importance of healthcare services provided to people living in rural areas by rural hospitals that play a vital role in initiation of timely evidence-based care. For that reason, all rural hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines - Stroke are eligible to receive award recognition based on a unique methodology focused on early acute stroke performance metrics.

“We are proud that our team at SBL Fayette County Hospital is recognized for the important work we do every day to improve the lives of people in our community who are affected by strokes, giving them the best possible chance of recovery and survival,” SBL FCH Chief Nursing Officer Marci Barth said. “We strive to provide excellent stroke care, and this achievement assures people in our community that we can provide high quality care for them in these critical situations.”

The award recognizes hospitals for their efforts toward acute stroke care excellence demonstrated by composite score compliance to guideline-directed care for intravenous thrombolytic therapy, timely hospital inter-facility transfer, dysphagia screening, symptom timeline and deficit assessment documentation, emergency medical services communication, brain imaging and stroke expert consultation.