WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Waynesboro Hospital was awarded the Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Having previous received the Bronze Award, Waynesboro Hospital received the Silver Award after meeting specific quality achievement measures and sustaining them for more than a year.
“This is a time for your community to celebrate the kind of care you’re providing them,” said Steve Dentel, senior director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart/American Stroke Association, who presented the award.
“Yes, it’s about numbers, but it’s mostly about patients actually being able to walk back into the hospital instead of having a disability.”
Get With the Guidelines – Stroke program helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
“We are dedicated to always improving the quality of stroke care provided at the hospital,” said Melissa Dubrow, chief operating officer at Waynesboro Hospital.
“This award demonstrates our commitment to provide patients with care based on the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s guidelines.”
According to the America Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
More information about stroke services at Summit Health is available online at www.SummitHealth.org/stroke.
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.
As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.