St. Luke’s Health Brazosport is nationally recognized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2022
CONTACT:
Emelda Moreno | 979.285.1823
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St. Luke’s Health Brazosport is nationally recognized for its
commitment to providing high-quality stroke care
The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines - Stroke GoldPlus
award for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices
and life-saving care
LAKE JACKSON, TX — St. Luke’s Health Brazosport has received the American Heart
Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines ® - Stroke quality achievement award for its
commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to
nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and
reduced disability.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs
when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or
bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain
cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability
and accelerating recovery times.
Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American
Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the
latest research- and evidence-based guidelines. Get With The Guidelines - Stroke is an in-hospital
program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which
can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.
“St. Luke’s Health Brazosport is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest
treatment guidelines,” Robert Trautman, President. “Get With The Guidelines makes it easier for
our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which studies show
can help patients recover better. The end goal is to ensure more people in the Brazosport area can
experience longer, healthier lives.”
Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has
committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines,
Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and
recovery at home.

“We are incredibly pleased to recognize St. Luke’s Health Brazosport for its commitment to caring
for patients with stroke,” said Steven Messe, M.D., chairperson of the Stroke System of Care
Advisory Group. “Participation in Get With The Guidelines is associated with improved patient
outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families
and communities.”

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About St. Luke’s Health Brazosport
St. Luke’s Health Brazosport is located on a beautiful 25- acre campus in Lake Jackson, TX
offering state of the art diagnostic and comprehensive treatment services. A 154-bed patient tower,
trauma level III emergency services, advanced cardiac care center and full-service multidisciplinary
cancer center make St. Luke’s Health Brazosport your premier healthcare System.
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 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 12 million patients since 2001. For more information,
visit heart.org.