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Awards & Recognition

gwtgMercy Health System hospitals have earned numerous awards and recognitions for outstanding stroke care. All three hospitals—Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Nazareth Hospital—have been designated as Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission.

Other notable achievements include:

    • Named one of America’s Top 100 Hospitals for Stroke Care by HealthGrades (Nazareth Hospital).
    • Five-time recipient of HealthGrades’ Stroke Care Excellence Award, ranking the hospital among the top 5% nationally (Nazareth Hospital—2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013).
    • Continued national certification by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) (Nazareth Hospital and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital).
    • The first community hospital-based program in Philadelphia to receive the Gold Seal of Approval and national certification (renewed for two years in 2012) from The Joint Commission (Nazareth Hospital).
    • Five-star rated for treatment of stroke for 11 consecutive years (Nazareth Hospital).
    • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital – American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Award
    • Mercy Philadelphia Hospital – American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Award
    • Nazareth Hospital – American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Award
    • Target: Stroke Honor Roll recipient. Awarded for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-busting drug, tPA. (Nazareth Hospital)
    • Active participation in The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program. Use of proven science-based treatment guidelines for stroke, including those developed by the American Stroke Association, American Heart Association and Brain Attack Coalition (Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Nazareth Hospital).
    • Participation in the Philadelphia Stroke Council's Stroke Treatment Enhancement Program (STEP) (Mercy Philadelphia).

Contact Us

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Stroke Care
610.237.4289

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

Specialized Stroke Care
215.748.9592

Community Outreach Stroke Support Group
215.748.9700

Nazareth Hospital

Stroke Care
215.335.7732

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