Pottstown Hospital Noted For Its Stroke Care

20150427-SpotAStroke-AmerStrokeAssnPOTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown Memorial Medical Center was honored by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for ensuring stroke patients are treated according to research-based guidelines, the hospital announced last week. A “Target: Stroke Honor Roll” award in the hospital’s name was presented during the association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

PMMC also met specific scientific guidelines as a primary stroke center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department, the hospital added.

“With a stroke, time lost is brain function lost. This award demonstrates our commitment to ensuring patients receive care based on nationally-respected clinical guidelines,” hospital CEO J. Mark McLoone said.

The associations claim stroke ranks fifth among causes of death and is a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. 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.

Photo from the American Stroke Association