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Pottstown Hospital Recognized for Stroke Care

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Media contact: Susan Graham, susan.graham@towerhealth.org, 610-327-7464
 
Pottstown Hospital — Tower Health Recognized for Stroke Care
Designation Acknowledges National Status in Superior Outcomes
 
(POTTSTOWN, PA – November 2021) – Pottstown Hospital – Tower Health has earned the 2022 Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for superior patient outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke. The award acknowledges Pottstown Hospital as a national leader in stroke care.
 
“We are proud to earn this recognition of our staff’s dedication to providing the highest quality care and ensuring a safe environment,” says Rich Newell, MPT, DPT, President and CEO, Pottstown Hospital.
 
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early stroke detection and treatment are vital to improving survival, minimizing disability, and speeding recovery times.
 
Healthgrades independently analyzed each short-term acute care hospital in the country — about 4,500 hospitals — in order to award the designation. To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit healthgrades.com/quality.
 
Earlier this year, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognized Pottstown Hospital in its Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) 2020 Honor Roll for leading the way in caring for emergency services patients in acute stroke diagnosis and treatment. Pottstown Hospital was the only hospital in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. Most recently, Pottstown Hospital was named by the American Heart Association to their 2021 GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
 
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ABOUT POTTSTOWN HOSPITAL:
Located in Pottstown, Pa., and a member of Tower Health, Pottstown Hospital is a 219-bed hospital that offers a full range of health services, including inpatient and outpatient, medical and surgical, and diagnostic and emergency care. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Pottstown Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across many service lines. The hospital is Joint Commission-certified for hip and knee replacement and is also an accredited Chest Pain Center. Recently, Pottstown Hospital was recognized as a recipient of the 2021GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. For more information, visit Pottstown Hospital.

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