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Boone Health has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Boone Health earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
In addition, Boone Health has been labeled a top stroke center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
After an extensive assessment, the department labeled Boone a “Level 1” stroke center, the highest possible ranking. This makes Boone one of only two hospitals in the mid-Missouri area to receive such an honor.
Because of this high ranking, regulations may require more stroke patients to be sent to Boone for treatment. These regulations were put in place by the state to ensure stroke patients receive the best care possible.
Boone offers a full spectrum of services to treat those who have suffered from a stroke including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, an echo vascular lab, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and home health services.
Boone is one of three hospitals in Missouri certified as an Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) training center. Thanks to a generous donation from Guy and Ellen Brown, our stroke team has received this specialized training from experts at the University of Miami.
At Boone Health, we understand the importance of rapid, accurate treatment to prevent death and preserve brain function. Patients arriving here are treated by specially-trained neurology specialists who are on the forefront of new and specialized stroke treatments, giving more patients a better chance against this debilitating condition.