Doctors Community Hospital Receives Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

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Media contact: Arminta Plater (443)481-4712, aplater@aahs.org

(Lanham, MD) August 7, 2020 – Doctors Community Hospital (DCH) has proudly earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award acknowledges DCH’s continued success in applying the most current evidenced-based treatment guidelines in stroke care.

“We are proud of the great work by our physicians, nursing staff, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, laboratory, radiology and case management teams for the care that we provide in our community,” said Denise Doherty, director Emergency Services.

DCH additionally received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. This targeted award is a distinguished honor for hospitals engaging in advanced care for patients with heart failure and/or stroke and type 2 diabetes.

“Everyone on our team contributed in achieving this honor,” said Nick Maningding, stroke coordinator. “DCH is dedicated to improving the quality of care for all patients by following the highest quality measures and standards.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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About Doctors Community Hospital

Doctors Community Medical Center, now a part of Luminis Health, is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County. In addition to being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high‐performing hospital in specialty care areas, it is the only hospital in Prince George’s County on Forbes’ list of best midsize employers. Also, it earned Hospital Compare’s four‐star quality rating – the highest in Prince George’s County. For more information, visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).