BERWYN, IL – MacNeal Hospital has received a 2020 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD Plus Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). MacNeal, part of Loyola Medicine, was also named to the AHA’s Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
The Stroke GOLD Plus Award recognizes hospitals for adherence to the AHA’s in-hospital program for improving stroke care, based on “the latest scientific treatment guidelines.” The Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll distinction honors hospitals “engaging in advanced care for patients with heart failure and/or stroke and type 2 diabetes.”
“MacNeal has long been recognized as a top regional hospital for cardiovascular care, and we are honored to receive these distinctions from the American Heart Association,” said MacNeal Hospital President Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) Cleary.
MacNeal received the AHA Stroke GOLD Plus honor in 2018, 2016 and 2015. Earlier this year, MacNeal was named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by IBM Watson Health. MacNeal is also recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.