January 18, 2022

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center earns national recognition for efforts to improve stroke treatment

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the best care.  Additionally, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award.

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability.  On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and speeding recovery times.

“St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible care after a stroke. This recognition is a testament to the relentless focus on patient care by our team of stroke experts,” said Jim Terwilliger, President, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. 


About St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, offers patients access to some of Boston's most respected physicians and advanced treatments for a full-range of medical specialties, including family medicine, cardiovascular care, women and infants' health, cancer care, neurology care, and orthopedics. The 308-bed tertiary care facility is part of Steward Health Care. 

About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit