Legacy Meridian Park honored with two national achievement awards
In the south metropolitan area of Portland, Legacy Meridian Park stands alone in delivering advanced, state-of-the-art cardiac and stroke care to its patients. As an accredited comprehensive stroke center and chest pain center, Meridian Park’s providers, nurses, and staff bring data-driven results helping patients receive the advanced care they need, when they need it, and help minimize the long-term effects of stroke and cardiac arrest.
For the second year in a row in 2017, that effort has been rewarded. Legacy Meridian Park has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Carol Palmer, Director of Patient Care Services. “Meridian Park continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.”
Legacy Meridian Park was also awarded the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
“Meridian Park is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients who suffer a heart attack, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that goal through nationally respected clinical guidelines,” said hospital president Allyson Anderson. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team.”
Please visit these links to learn more about Legacy Meridian Park’s comprehensive stroke program or cardiac chest pain center services.