American College of Emergency Physicians Recognizes Crouse Health’s Emergency Department for Stroke Care

Crouse Health Emergency EntranceThe American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has recognized Crouse Health’s Pomeroy Emergency Services Department in its Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) Honor Roll for leading the way for how the nation cares for emergency services patients.

Crouse’s emergency services team was recognized for notable achievement in emergency care for stroke.

The 2023 E-QUAL Honor Roll awardees for stroke care are recognized for arrival to computed tomography (CT) scan time for hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke patients, and door-to-needle time for ischemic stroke patients.

More than 1,400 EDs and over 32,500 emergency medical providers have participated in E-QUAL collaboratives to date.

“This recognition reflects Crouse’s ongoing focus on exceeding state and national averages on door-to-treatment times for stroke emergencies, as well as improving the overall patient experience,” says David Mason, MD, medical director of emergency services for Crouse Health.  “We are grateful to receive national recognition for the work we’ve done in stroke care.”

Aisha Terry, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP said, “Emergency physicians are leading stroke treatment innovation and ACEPs E-QUAL Honor Roll recognizes emergency departments across the country that are enhancing and expanding the ways that we approach these vital areas of emergency care.”

Crouse’s Pomeroy Emergency Services Department treated more than 58,000 patients in 2023. The hospital’s door-to-cardiac treatment times are among the lowest in the region and the hospital is a New York State and DNV Healthcare-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center.