Five Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospitals recently were recognized by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With the Guidelines program.
Hospitals that qualify for this award must demonstrate a commitment to making continuous improvements and using advanced, research-based guidelines to provide high-quality stroke care. This includes being prepared to treat stroke cases quickly, effectively and at any time of day. Hospitals must also meet specific criteria that reduces the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-busting drug alteplase when necessary.
“Being recognized with this award lets our community know LVHN provides the highest quality of stroke care,” says Yevgeniy Isayev, MD, Medical Director of Stroke Centers LVH–Cedar Crest and LVH–Muhlenberg. “Our stroke teams are well-prepared and have extensive knowledge, training and tools that can give patients with stroke the best chance of survival and recovery.”