Harrington was given this award among a select group of healthcare organizations for providing defect-free care to more than 80 percent of stroke patients for a set period.
Harrington’s Webster and Southbridge Emergency Care Centers are Primary Stroke Service Centers, as designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Our nurses and doctors work in collaboration with the UMass Memorial Medical Center Department of Neurology TeleStroke Program, designed to provide 24/7 on-demand emergency neurology consultation to subscriber hospitals in order to improve the care of stroke patients in the community.
The program utilizes two-way, audio-visual teleconferencing technology to allow the assessment and treatment of admitted patients or patients who arrive in our Emergency Rooms with suspected stroke symptoms.
During the video consult, the UMass neurological stroke specialists can see and hear everything at the patient’s bedside, allowing for direct communication with Harrington physicians to evaluate the patient’s condition and provide a collaborative approach to appropriate treatment. The rapid identification and treatment of patients who exhibit signs and symptoms of stroke is critical.