WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital received the Modified Rankin Scale Greater Than or Equal to 85% Award from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a quality-improvement collaborative administered by the DPH that supports Primary Stroke Service hospitals. This award recognizes hospitals that completed the Modified Rankin Scale on at least 85% of stroke patients from January 2018 to December 2018.
“At Baystate Noble Hospital, we strive to provide exceptional care to all of our patients. We are proud that our commitment to providing quality stroke care was recognized by this prestigious award from the DPH’s Coverdell Stroke program,” said Dr. T. Britton Percy, chief medical officer at Baystate Noble Hospital.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the Commonwealth and a leading cause of adult disability, and immediate assessment and treatment is critical to help improve outcomes.