NORTH PROVIDENCE – Fatima Hospital, an affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners, has received a prestigious national award for quality in stroke care that has been jointly presented by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
Fatima received the highest level of this award, the Gold Achievement, for achieving compliance with AHA’s and ASA’s seven stroke achievement measures for 24 consecutive months.
CharterCARE CEO Jeff Liebman stated, “While we are proud to receive any national quality recognition, I am especially proud that this award recognizes consistent quality performance for stroke patients over a sustained period. This reflects that our commitment to quality performance is a constant mission, every day of every year.”
Stroke patients are cared for in the Emergency Department as well as on patient floors. The Southern New England Rehabilitation Center, a regionally recognized acute treatment program located at Fatima Hospital, provides a wide range of stroke services and proven recovery therapies, according to a press release. Fatima Hospital was first designated as a certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission in 2014.
The AHA-ASA award is an advanced level of recognition acknowledging hospitals for consistent compliance with stringent quality measures on which the two organizations have collaborated to develop.