Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD)general number (1-888-448-8474 ) and demand to know what the RESULTS are; tPA efficacy, 30 day deaths, 100% recovery.
Double Big f*cking whoopee.
The puffery article here: They went for two certs, still nothing on results.
Guthrie's new accreditation will allow stroke sufferers to be treated locally.
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital was recently named as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and American Heart Association. The Sayre hospital also earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
Minutes matter when a person is experiencing a stroke, according to Guthrie Stroke Program Medical Director Dr. Matthew Quigley.
"A stroke can be fatal or have devastating, life-altering effects, and the sooner that treatment is started, the better the likelihood of a positive outcome," Quigley explained. "Being named as a Primary Stroke Center ensures that if a patient in the Twin Tiers is having a stroke, they will be quickly transferred to a local regional center, rather than having to travel hundreds of miles. Guthrie is proud to be able to now offer our communities this life-saving option.”
The accreditations and classifications were awarded following a "rigorous" onsite review in July 2016 by Joint Commission experts. Officials evaluated the hospital's compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement, according to a news release. (NOT RESULTS)
“Achieving this distinction is truly a team effort," said Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital’s Emergency Department chairman Dr. Marc Harris. "Hospitals named as Primary Stroke Centers must have a (highly) skilled, coordinated stroke team which involves clinicians in emergency services, radiology, surgery and the hospitalist program."
As well as being recognized as Primary Stroke Center, Guthrie has recently increased its capability to treat even the most severe strokes, the news release stated. The hospital introduced a Bi-plane to its Interventional Radiology Suite, which creates comprehensive three dimensional views that allow Guthrie neurosurgeons and interventional radiologists to administer medications, coil aneurysms or retrieve clots.
The accreditation remains active for two years, according to the release.
Strokes are the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.