Peconic Bay Medical Center Achieves National Recognition for Stroke Treatment
Peconic Bay Medical Center received the American Heart Association award Gold More Get with the guidelinesÂ®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award, announced Northwell Health.
The prize rewards Peconic Bay Medical Centera commitment to ensure that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment in accordance with recognized national research-based guidelines.
The Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program was developed to help healthcare professionals with up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke patients. The goal is to accelerate recovery and reduce mortality and disability in stroke victims.
âIt is a tremendous honor for Peconic Bay Medical Center to be recognized by the American Heart Association for the continued dedication of our team to providing timely and quality care to our patients,â said Peconic Executive Director Bay Medical Center, Dr Amy E. Loeb. . âThe clinical teamwork of our EMS rapid response partners, as well as our emergency department staff, has contributed to our success. “
Loeb noted that Riverhead Hospital is working with “great urgency to ensure that every patient has the best chance of surviving after a stroke.”
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States. On average, a person in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, with nearly 795,000 people having a new or recurring stroke each year.
Peconic Bay also received the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll award from the Association. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must adhere to quality measures developed to reduce the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with anticoagulant plasminogen tissue activator, the only drug approved by the Food and US Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
âThe tools and resources provided by the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative have contributed to Peconic Bay Medical Center’s ability to improve the quality of our care for stroke patients,â said said Donna Lyburt, the hospital’s stroke clinical coordinator. âWe are grateful for this recognition and will continue to monitor and measure our success in meeting evidence-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes. “
Additionally, Peconic Bay Medical Center received the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award from the Association. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet the quality measures developed with more than 90% compliance for 12 consecutive months for the âOverall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Scoreâ.