Mercy Hospital Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has awarded Mercy Hospital of Buffalo's Stroke Care Team the Gold Plus Achievement Award. This prestigious honor recognizes hospitals for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12 month intervals and at least 12 consecutive months of 75 percent or higher compliance with 5 or more Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes. The recognition time of compliance for this award spanned from January 2011 through December 2012.
Margaret L. Wendt Family Center
The Mercy Hospital Foundation received a grant for $375,000 from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to complete a significant renovation of the surgical waiting room at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo to be named The Margaret L. Wendt Family Center.
“The number of patients turning to Mercy for care has steadily increased, not only in the Emergency Department, but in our surgical services as well,” said Mercy Hospital President & CEO CJ Urlaub. “Whether it’s a joyous occasion, such as the birth of a baby, an elective procedure, a medical emergency or major surgery, when you have a loved one in the operating room, it can be a stressful time. Mercy Hospital’s new surgical waiting room will provide a calm and comfortable environment for our patients’ families. We are grateful to the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation for making this possible.”
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