MVHS is Among the First to Use New American Heart Association Hemorrhagic Stroke-Specific Enhancements to the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Registry

UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is among the first hospitals that committed to expanding focus on hemorrhagic stroke patient care through the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Hemorrhagic Stroke Initiative, which provides new hemorrhagic stroke-specific features to Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke participants.

“As an early adopter of these new data elements and features, we are excited to better track this information and provide even better care to our patients experiencing hemorrhagic stroke,” said Melissa Kelly, RN, BSN, Stroke Program clinical coordinator. “MVHS is proud to be part of this national effort.”

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Hemorrhagic strokes make up about 13 percent of the nearly 800,000 strokes that occur annually, and they have a higher mortality rate than other types of stroke.1

For more information about the American Heart Association’s Hemorrhagic Stroke Initiative, visit