Harker Heights, TX (August 18, 2020) –Seton Medical Center Harker Heights has been recognized for excellence in stroke care. Seton Medical Center Harker Heights received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2020. Facilities that receive this prestigious recognition are top-performers in stroke care and prevention.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
“We are committed to providing the most advanced stroke treatment and prevention options to our patients,” said Patrick Swindle, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights CEO. “Receiving this award recognizes our stroke team’s dedication to improving patient outcomes and reducing the long-term effects and mortality rates for strokes.”
To merit this award, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights achieved specific quality measures, including the use of proper medications and treatment plans, providing patients with materials to promote health management after discharge and scheduling follow-up visits or any other needed transitional care interventions.
Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) is an 83-bed acute care hospital opened in 2012 in Harker Heights, Texas offering an array of services such as a Cardiology, Emergency Services and a Level IV Trauma Designated Emergency Room, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Gastroenterology, a dedicated Women’s Center, Diagnostic Services and more. We provide exceptional care through collaboration with our associates, physicians, volunteers and community partners. Our award-winning staff provides patient care with dignity and respect. We are Joint Commission Accredited, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and Advanced Primary Stroke Center. SMCHH is a joint venture between the Austin-based Seton Healthcare Family and Nashville-based Ardent Health Services.