Pioneer Valley Hospital welcomes new CEO, achievement award
Pioneer Valley Hospital and Jordan Valley Medical Center have announced the appointment of Steven Anderson as Chief Executive Officer of both hospitals, effective July 16.
Previously serving as Chief Executive Officer at Overland Park Regional Medical in Overland Park, Kansas and Chief Operations Officer at Park City Medical Center in Park City, Anderson brings more than 18 years of relevant experience to his new CEO position. He is involved with several community organizations, including Utah Hospital Association, Park City Chamber of Commerce and Wasatch Community Foundation.
Both hospitals have also achieved the AHA/ASA’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award.
To receive the Get WithThe Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award, Jordan Valley and Pioneer Valley demonstrated 85 percent adherence in the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke key measures for 24 or more consecutive months. These include aggressive use of medications like tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol-reducing drugs, and smoking cessation.
“Our greatest reward is serving our patients. That’s why we’re committed to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines,” said Julia Nokes, Pioneer Valley and Jordan Valley stroke coordinator.
Pioneer Valley and Jordan Valley have developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. This includes always being equipped to provide brain imaging scans, having neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate.
“The American Stroke Association commends Jordan Valley and Pioneer Valley for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee chair and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients.”
In the past year, Jordan Valley and Pioneer Valley were also certified as “Primary Stroke Centers” after demonstrating their adherence to national standards for care and treatment of stroke patients.