5 AHN hospitals recognized for work with stroke patients

PITTSBURGH — Five Allegheny Health Network hospitals were recognized for their work with stroke patients, according to a release by the healthcare network.

The release said Allegheny General, Forbes, Jefferson and Saint Vincent hospitals each earned the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. West Penn Hospital earned the Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award.

"We are grateful for this national recognition by the AHA and ASA, as it reflects the success we have achieved in building a stroke program that we believe offers the highest quality of care to those who suffer from this common and often fatal cerebrovascular injury," said Ashis Tayal, MD, medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at AGH and director of the AHN Cerebrovascular Center.

The five recognized hospitals are all part of the AHN Cerebrovascular Center, which provides medical, surgical and rehabilitative care for stroke patients, the release said.