Pennsylvania Hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award and qualifies for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite. “With this recognition, Pennsylvania Hospital is now part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association,” said Anjan K. Chatterjee, MD, chair of the department of Neurology and PAH and the Elliott Professor of Neurology.
“Stroke management at Pennsylvania Hospital has been on an impressive trajectory of improvement since first being designated by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center in 2012,” Chatterjee said. Since that time, the Center was recertified in 2014, and has achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold Get With The Guidelines recognition awards in under three years. “None of it could have happened without our team of nurses, residents, physicians and supportive hospital staff all dedicated to continually improving stroke care and outcomes.”
To reinforce this point and to underscore the hospital’s continued commitment to stroke care, Judy Jia, MD, a stroke specialist, was recently recruited to join the Neurology staff.