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Pen Bay Medical Center receives Stroke Gold Plus Award

Posted May 24, 2011, at 12:25 p.m.
Last modified May 25, 2011, at 12:01 p.m.

Stroke Gold Plus Award

ROCKPORT, Maine — Pen Bay Medical Center has received the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

To receive the award, Pen Bay Medical Center achieved at least 12 consecutive months

of 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Quality

Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals, and achieved

75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality

Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.

It is not the first national recognition for the Pen Bay Stroke Program, which recently received Primary Stroke Center Recertification from the Joint Commission, an independent overseer of medical care quality. Pen Bay is one of three hospitals in Maine to have achieved that certification; the others are Maine Medical Center in Portland and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Pen Bay is the only Maine hospital to have achieved the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for two consecutive years.

For more information on Get With The Guidelines, visit www.heart.org/quality or  www.pbmc.org/stroke.

Open house

CAMDEN, Maine — Quarry Hill will host an open house 2-4 P.M. Saturday, June 11, in conjunction with its ninth anniversary celebration. The public will be invited to tour cottages as well as independent living and assisted living apartments. For more information about Quarry Hill, call 230-6116 or visit /www.quarryhill.org.

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