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Published on June 07, 2017

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Honored for Stroke Treatment Programs

goldplus stroke award 2017Philadelphia, Pa. (June 7, 2017): Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital each earned the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, a quality assurance program instituted by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA). The nationally recognized award distinguishes hospitals with a sincere dedication to improving treatments and outcomes for stroke patients.

“When someone suffers a stroke, we know that every second counts when choosing treatment centers,” said Jose Missri, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. “At Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, we work hard to give our patients every assurance that they will receive care of the highest quality.”

To achieve Gold Plus recognition from the AHA/ASA, hospitals must showcase exemplary treatment practices aimed at speeding up recovery times and reducing long-term effects for stroke patients. Hospitals must also adhere to the most up-to-date guidelines for stroke patient diagnosis and care.

According to the AHA/ASA, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States. Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke — often resulting in death or disability. To combat these effects, stroke patients need fast, accurate and effective care.

For more information about Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, visit mercyhealth.org.

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