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Chambersburg Hospital received a Bronze Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for their excellence in stroke care.

Chambersburg Hospital's stroke care awarded for excellence

05/03/2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Chambersburg Hospital was awarded American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Bronze Award for their excellence in Stroke Care at a ceremony on April 25.

According to Steve Dentel from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, this award signifies that patients are leaving Chambersburg Hospital sooner and more patients are surviving their strokes.

“This award is about your patients – whether it’s a dad walking his daughter down the aisle or a grandmother getting another day to play with her grandchildren, you’ve given them that opportunity,” Dentel said.

The award ceremony was held at the hospital and attended by members of all hospital teams that are involved in stroke care, including nursing staff, physicians, and administration.

“Caring for stroke patients takes several professionals from many areas of the hospital, said Dr. Sanjay Dhar, Medical Director of the hospital’s stroke program.  “It has to work well, like strong links in a chain, and it is. We’re saving lives.”

Dentel added, “This award is also about your team. Every person in this hospital who plays a role in caring for stroke patients is dedicated to providing the best care possible. You are helping more people survive strokes than ever before. Congratulations and job well done.”

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