Orange Park Medical Center August 01, 2018

Orange Park Medical Center scores high with American Heart Association. The hospital is the only hospital in the Greater Southeast, a network of over 800 hospitals across six states, to earn American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines Recognition Awards for high performance in all five of their programs including stroke, heart failure, resuscitation, atrial fibrillation (AFIB) and coronary artery disease.

Today Orange Park Medical Center alongside American Heart Association will be honoring staff and physicians for earning this elite status in the region.

"Holding our stroke care to the American Heart Association's standards and being a comprehensive stroke center is what saves lives every day at Orange Park Medical Center," said Dr. Islam Tasfish, Neurologist at Orange Park Medical Center.

To qualify for these awards a hospital must meet quality measures developed by the American Heart Association for each category. Earning all five awards demonstrates Orange Park Medical Center's commitment to their community and providing quick and quality treatment to those suffering from a stroke, heart attack and early detection of atrial fibrillation (AFIB) which can be the root cause of a stroke or heart attack.

Tafish says, "A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. These awards recognize our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely."

The Greater Southeast area includes hospitals in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Puerto Rico.