Holy Redeemer Hospital Receives Award for Stroke Care
Posted Date: 6/26/2012
Meadowbrook, PA—June 26, 2012—Holy Redeemer Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines”–Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Holy Redeemer’s ongoing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol-reducing drugs, education, rehabilitation, and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
Holy Redeemer uses “Get with the Guidelines”–Stroke “teachable moments”—the time soon after a patient has had a stroke, when they are most likely to listen to and follow their healthcare professionals’ guidance. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital reduce their risk of a second heart attack or stroke.
Caption: Tawny Jackson, Director of Quality Improvement, American Heart Association, presents the Holy Redeemer Stroke Team with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines”–Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.
About Holy Redeemer Health System
With an emphasis on providing a continuum of care, Holy Redeemer Health System remains true to the mission to care, comfort and heal that its sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, began in our region in 1924 – to provide high quality, compassionate care. Today, Holy Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, personal care, a retirement community, low-income housing, an active living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Holy Redeemer Health System is a Catholic healthcare provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania and 11 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County.