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Published on August 15, 2020

CCH earns two stroke awards, Cardiac Rehab gains accreditation

Cape Cod Hospital receives Coverdell and American Stroke Association awards

Cape Cod Hospital has been recognized nationally for achievement in stroke care with awards from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

CCH was awarded the Coverdell Award for achieving “Door to CT within 25 mins from arrival for at least 75% of stroke patients,” as measured by the Coverdell Program and announced by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

In addition to the award measures, CCH also achieved the additional recommendation to engage EMS agencies in quality improvement activities aimed at improving this measure. CCH established a formal partnership, including a memorandum of understanding, with EMS and post-acute care facilities for quality standards of care.

CCH also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Get With The Guidelines Plus Quality Award, an advanced level of recognition for hospitals who meet quality measures for 24 consecutive months or and also was named to the Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll for improving gaps in Type 2 Diabetes care by the American Heart Association/American Diabetes Association.

“These recognitions are a testament to our tireless commitment to care quality and safety,” said Mike Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “Continuous improvement in stroke care and achieving the highest quality standards are among the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to providing exceptional patient care.”

Cape Cod Healthcare is awarded accreditation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

Cape Cod Healthcare has been awarded accreditation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for the Cape Cod Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier, incorporating exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

Having met rigorous standards and review, including performance measurements that represent meaningful outcomes, the Cape Cod Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program has been officially recognized by AACVPR for its commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

The CCH Cardiac Rehabilitation AACVPR certification is valid for three years and the program joins Falmouth Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation in receiving this industry accreditation.