TidalHealth earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

DELMARVA – TidalHealth has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures at their Salisbury and Seaford hospitals that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care.

TidalHealth Peninsula Regional received the 2021 AHA and American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold PLUS with Honor Roll Achievement Award. TidalHealth Nanticoke also received this award, but also was presented with the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. This additional designation for the Seaford hospitals means that TidalHealth Nanticoke met quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score”.

Nearly half of all adults in the country have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. For patients with conditions severe enough to be taken or admitted to a hospital, time is critical. Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.

“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to Delmarva patients quickly and safely,” said Warner Crumb, Executive Director of Orthopedics and Neurosciences at TidalHealth. “The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke initiative and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based and proven clinical guidelines developed to give patients their best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events.”

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