Orange Park Medical Center
September 14, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, Orange Park Medical Center earns all American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Recognition Awards. The awards recognize high performance in treatment for stroke, heart failure, resuscitation, atrial fibrillation (AFIB) and coronary artery disease.

To qualify for these awards a medical facility must meet quality standards developed by the American Heart Association. Earning these recognitions demonstrates Orange Park Medical Center’s commitment to provide quick and quality treatment to those suffering from a stroke, heart failure, heart attack and the early detection of atrial fibrillation (AFIB).

“Tackling heart and vascular disease before a heart attack or stroke occur is key,” said Dr. Ahmad Younes, Cardiologist at Orange Park Medical Center. “Having this type of comprehensive cardiac care in Clay County provides our community the tools they need to better control their health and have better outcomes.”

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.

“I believe in comprehensive cardiac and vascular care. This requires strong collaboration amongst a team of specialists and clinical staff to achieve optimal patient outcomes. It takes a village and we have that here,” said Dr. Younes.

In late 2019, Orange Park Medical Center opened a 12,000 square foot expansion with 14 recovery rooms and two electrophysiology labs that treat patients suffering from irregular heart rhythm conditions such as atrial fibrillation. Orange Park Medical Center treats over nearly 500 patients each year for abnormal heart rhythm conditions such as atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Younes says if you feel like you are having a heart attack or stroke, call 9–1–1 or get to the emergency room immediately. Avoiding medical treatment due to fear of COVID–19 could mean life or death.