Orange Park Medical Center Awarded by American Heart Association

The First Coast Cardiovascular (FCCI) team has been the primary cardiologists treating cardiovascular patients at Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) since 2013. For the fifth year in a row, Orange Park Medical Center earns numerous American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Recognition Awards.

The awards recognize high performance in treatment for stroke, heart failure, resuscitation, and atrial fibrillation (AFIB). To qualify for these awards a medical facility must meet quality standards developed by the American Heart Association. Earning these recognitions demonstrates Orange Park Medical Center’s and FCCI’s commitment to providing quick and quality treatment.

“Studies show that patients have the best possible outcomes when they receive cardiac care at a facility that consistently follows the American Heart Association’s guidelines,” said Dr. Ibrahim Fahdi. “Earning these recognitions, particularly during a time of challenges brought on by the pandemic, showcases our team’s commitment to high-quality cardiac care.”

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Orange Park Medical Center’s stroke response time averages 25 minutes, that’s 35 minutes faster than the national goal. The time measures the minutes between the moment a patient enters the hospital to the time it takes the team to administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a treatment used to break down the blood clot that is causing the stroke.

Congratulations to the team!

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