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MVH Recognized for Excellence in Treating Stroke Patients

MVH Recognized for Excellence in Treating Stroke Patients photo

From left to right; MVH Stroke Care Coordinator Diana Zippay, RN, Kelly Macheska, Regional Quality Systems Improvement Director with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Alberts.
(January 13, 2015 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Award, which is the highest achievement level for treating stroke patients offered by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations' national program.

Kelly Macheska, Regional Quality Systems Improvement Director with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, presented MVH with the award recently. She is shown with MVH Stroke Care Coordinator Diana Zippay, RN, left and Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Alberts.

To achieve the Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement award, Monongahela Valley Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher on all stroke performance achievement indicators and at least 75 percent or higher compliance for each specific quality measure and sustained these numbers during a two-year time period.

Since, June 2010, Monongahela Valley Hospital has treated more than 1,017 patients for stroke. The hospital's overall performance score has improved from 91.1 percent in 2012 to 99 percent in 2013.

"It starts with educating the community about the signs of a stroke so they act as soon as symptoms like face drooping, arm weakness or speech difficulty appear," said Mrs. Zippay. "Our goal is to get our patients home without any physical or mental disability. If they come to us as soon as possible, we can achieve that goal."

"To successfully achieve this level of stroke care takes a significant commitment by hospital administration, local EMS teams, physicians, nurses and other professional staff," said Ms. Macheska. "For every minute a stroke goes untreated, 1.9 million brain cells are lost, so this success is providing your patients with better outcomes, and they can have a better chance to return to their regular quality of life."

Mrs. Zippay is available to speak to community and social groups and organizations about stroke awareness by calling the hospital's Speakers' Bureau at 724-258-1234.

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