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Mercy Suburban Hospital

Specializing in stroke care, the hospital provides immediate access to an acute-stroke team 24 hours a day. The stroke team is trained in providing the clot-busting medication tPA, the only government-approved treatment for strokes that block blood supply to part of the brain. Central Montgomery residents also have access to advanced orthopedic and joint replacement surgery, as well as a Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. A 12,000-square-foot cancer-care center is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012 to meet the needs and demands of the region.

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Mercy Suburban Hospital

2701 DeKalb Pike East Norriton, Pa. 19401 Norristown , PA 19401 (610) 278-2000 http://www.mercyhealth.org/fitzgerald
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Recognized for:
Orthopedics,  Stroke Care,  Weight
Specializing in stroke care, the hospital provides immediate access to an acute-stroke team 24 hours a day. The stroke team is trained in providing the clot-busting medication tPA, the only government-approved treatment for strokes that block blood supply to part of the brain. Central Montgomery residents also have access to advanced orthopedic and joint replacement surgery, as well as a Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. A 12,000-square-foot cancer-care center is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012 to meet the needs and demands of the region.
Vital statistics:

55% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

75% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 21st in the region.

65% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 34th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 15.2. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 11. That's no different from the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 39th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 1st in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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