WSO Announces Launch of WSO Angels Awards
The World Stroke Organization is proud and happy to strengthen the partnership with the ANGELS Initiative with the launch of a WSO Angels Award. This will see the extension of the Boehringer Ingelheim founded initiative, to include institutions providing stroke care worldwide and will help to extend and provide WSO with real time, quality data that will help to shape the resources and the support we provide to our members.
The partnership builds on WSO’s and the Angels Initiative’s ongoing work to drive improvement of stroke treatment and care across the world. The programme consolidates our respective efforts to improve stroke outcomes worldwide, complements the WSO roadmap to delivering quality stroke care stroke care and will provide key data to inform the development and delivery of WSO educational activities.
WSO Angels Awards will be given to hospitals who provide data and evidence of delivery of care and treatment against a set of seven criteria. In this way Angels Awards encourage continuous data capturing, enabling analysis of that data to identify and act to address areas for improvement.
Hospitals submitting data in either the RES-Q or SITS QR Registry using the WSO Awards Protocol, will be eligible for an award. Based on their performance against various measures, participating hospitals can be recognised with either Gold, Platinum or Diamond level award.
In addition to the Award, participating professionals and institutions in the Angels community will be supported to convene and connect, to identify good practices and to share learning that will help them to implement and accelerate improvements for patients. The Awards will also provide another platform for WSO to acknowledge excellent stroke care and honour the teams and organizations who go above and beyond in the care for their patients.
The first deadline for WSO Angels Award applications will be June 30, 2019. More information about the requirements and the application process will be posted on the WSO website in due course.