Stamford Health Receives Elite Awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Published: August 08, 2019

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Back row, from left to right: Nancy Taylor, Manager, Heart & Vascular Institute; Angelica Arteaga-Blasio; Scott Martin, MD; Arzhang Fallahi, MD; Suzy Candito, RN; Brenda Cataylo, RN. Front Row, from left to right: Mike Anderson, Cardiovascular Tech; Belen Camacho, RN; Maribel Prado, RN; Teena Mathew, RN.


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Stamford Health Receives Elite Awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Stamford, CT/July X, 2019 – Stamford Health is pleased to announce that its stroke and heart and vascular teams were recognized with high awards for patient care. 

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented Stamford Health with its Get with The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  This honor recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To qualify for the Honor Roll Elite recognition for stroke care, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

Additionally, Stamford Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute was awarded the American Heart Association’s MISSION: LIFELINE® Gold STEMI RECEIVING & Silver NSTEMI Awards based on data submitted through 2018. The AHA awards signify a commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for the AMI (acute myocardial infarction or heart attack) patient population.  


About Stamford Health

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,500 employees committed to compassionately caring for the community and offering a wide-range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families can rely on comprehensive person-centered care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 30 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation. Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, and Linked In.



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