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ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center has recently received several awards from the American Heart / American Stroke Association in recognition of the medical center’s efforts to provide high-quality, evidence-based healthcare.
 
The awards – for stroke, heart failure and resuscitation – recognize KDMC for consistently providing the most advanced, scientifically based treatments according to nationally established guidelines. 
King’s Daughters earned the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus 2012 Award for stroke care. The award recognizes King’s Daughters compliance with GWTG standards at least 85 percent of time for consecutive 12-month intervals. The Plus designation represents an additional 75 percent compliance with specific quality measures for at least 12 consecutive months. 
Additionally, KDMC earned Honor Roll designation in the AHA/ASA Target: Stroke program. Target: Stroke is a national quality improvement campaign to improve outcomes for ischemic stroke patients by achieving door-to-needle times of 60 minutes or less.
The GWTG-Heart Failure Gold award recognizes King’s Daughters compliance with national guidelines in the treatment of patients with heart failure for 12 consecutive months.
 
Finally, King’s Daughters was the first hospital in the nation to receive the GWTG-Resuscitation Bronze award for 2011. A new program of the American Heart Association, GWTG-Resuscitation collects data on in-hospital resuscitation events from across the U.S. The data is used to provide participating hospitals with feedback on their resuscitation practice and patient outcomes as well as to develop new evidence-based guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation.
The goal of GWTG-Resuscitation is to help hospital teams save more lives threatened by cardiopulmonary emergencies through consistent application of the most up-to-date scientific guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation.

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