Mountainside hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines — Stroke 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 along with treatment guidelines to improve patient outcomes and care, according to a press release from the center. 

Mountainside Medical Center 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, the release said. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications for stroke treatments, continued stroke education for managing patient health and counseling during and after hospital stay.

 “Mountainside is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” chief executive officer Tim O’Brien said in the release. “It is important that our local communities realize that nationally recognized stroke care and education is available here at Mountainside.”

Mountainside Medical Center additionally received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. To earn this award, the hospital met quality measures such as diabetes counseling, lifestyle recommendations, and follow up care for diabetes management.