Tower Health Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke and Cardiovascular Treatment

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WEST READING, PA — Tower Health hospitals were recently recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Achievement Awards, Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Achievement Award, and Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Award for treatment of patients with heart attack.

Tower Health recognitions include:

Brandywine Hospital:

  • Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Chestnut Hill Hospital:

  • Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Phoenixville Hospital:

  • GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure with Target: Heart Failure and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Rolls award
  • GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award
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Pottstown Hospital:

  • GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Reading Hospital:

  • Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll
  • Mission: Lifeline® – STEMI Receiving Center – GOLD PLUS

“This prestigious recognition from the American Heart Association recognizes that the physicians and providers at our hospitals are committed to providing the highest quality of care,” said Suzanne Wenderoth, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Physician Enterprise and Interim Chief Medical Officer, Tower Health. “Our teams are committed to providing immediate care using the latest research-based guidelines to ensure our patients have a quick recovery and are able to get back to the life that they love.”

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Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events.

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. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability, and speeding recovery times. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke was developed to assist healthcare professionals to provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients.

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