ROCKPORT — The Pen Bay Stroke Program has been recognized nationally with the 2023 Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Performance Achievement Award by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA).
The Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award represents 24 consecutive months of at least 85% compliance with seven stroke performance achievement measures and at least 75% compliance with four-of-six stroke quality measures, according to Pen Bay Medical Center.
The Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Performance Achievement Award represents 85% of applicable stroke patients receiving treatment within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital.
“These awards capture the excellent quality and evidence-based care given by our teams in all areas of the hospital,” said Eileen Hawkins, RN, MSN, PBMC Stroke Program coordinator. “This quality of care ensures that our stroke patients achieve their best possible outcomes.”
PBMC, one of four certified Primary Care Stroke Centers in Maine, will be celebrated nationally for these awards in an upcoming edition of US News and World Report “Best Hospitals,” and at AHA national conferences.
For more information about the Pen Bay Stroke Program, visit pbmc.org.
Pen Bay Medical Center is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit pbmc.org.