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Meritus receives national recognition for stroke care

July 12, 2023 - Press Release

Meritus Medical Center has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure stroke patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

Meritus Medical Center received the Get with the Guidelines, Gold Plus Level, for Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

The awards are based on quality achievement and are presented to health systems that show a commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

“We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Carrie Adams, Chief Operating Officer for Meritus Health.

Meritus Medical Center has been serving the community as a primary stroke center since 2007, and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Telestroke Program.

“Meritus is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” Adams said. “We are proud of our teams who put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis,” she added.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get with the Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events.

Meritus Medical Center applied for the award recognitions by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care for patients.

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