Mount Nittany Medical Center earns award

STATE COLLEGE – Mount Nittany Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

“Mount Nittany Medical Center is committed to delivering stroke care that is based on science and best-practices. There are many processes in place that lead to great patient outcomes,” Courtney Sneath, director of quality, Mount Nittany Medical Center said in a press release. “These awards acknowledge that our hospital delivers consistent, high-quality care. Our staff has worked incredibly hard to achieve this award, and everyone is extremely proud to be recognized.”

The medical center earned the award by meeting specific time to thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes in 75 percent or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA, and time to thrombolytic therapy within 45 minutes in 50 percent of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA.

The medical center was first recognized as a Primary Stroke Center in 2014 and received Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus recognition in 2015 and its first Gold Plus Award in 2016.

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