Ste. Anne’s Hospital receives Coverdell and Modified Rankin Scale awards – Fall River Reporter
Saint Anne’s Hospital won two awards for Massachusetts Paul Coverdell Stroke Program / Hospital Quality Improvement Collaborative.
The Coverdell Stroke Systems of Care Partnership Award is presented to hospitals that have established a formal partnership with emergency medical services and / or post-acute care facilities.
The modified Rankin scale price reflects a scale greater than or equal to 95% of patients who have a documented modified Rankin score at the time of discharge. The Rankin scale measures the degree of disability or dependence in the daily activities of people with stroke or other causes of neurological disability.
“We are pleased that Ste. Anne’s Hospital has been recognized for several years in a row by the Coverdell Stroke program for its commitment to stroke care,” said Michael Bushell, President of Saint Anne’s Hospital.
“We know that prompt care by emergency medical service providers at the onset of symptoms is a critical and often lifesaving factor,” said Bushell. “With the advanced technology that connects EMS to our emergency department, patients can begin to receive the care they need while in transit, while our emergency team is in constant contact and can initiate care. hospitable upon their arrival. We are proud of the vital link between EMS providers and our emergency and critical care specialists that our emergency and inpatient teams provide to these patients.
According to the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States. On average, a person in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people have a new or recurring stroke each year.
Since 2005, St. Anne’s Hospital has been designated as the primary stroke service provider by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This distinction means that the hospital provides emergency diagnostic and therapeutic services by a multidisciplinary team, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patients with signs of acute stroke.