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Riddle Hospital patient thanks caregivers in lasting way

Riddle Hospital April 12, 2016 News Releases

(Media, Pa.) – It was December 24, 2014 when Davoud Baravordeh faced a potentially life-changing event. That morning, the prominent Delaware county developer and President of D&B Enterprises, found himself unbalanced while standing, unsteady while walking and his speech was thick and uncoordinated. His partner Annette moved rapidly to get Davoud to Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, a leading stroke-certified hospital.

Emergency Department personnel worked with precision and against time to gather critical information about Davoud's condition. He was promptly transferred to the stroke unit where Dr. Adam Weinstein diagnosed his brainstem stroke which affected his speech and motor function. Davoud, coming from a family of medical personnel, was very impressed with the compassionate and inspiring way with which his care unfolded.

Physician leader of the stroke unit and Chief of Neurology Dr. David Thomas noted that all causes of stroke are thoroughly evaluated at Riddle's unit. "Davoud not only worked to overcome his stroke, but did so with the same character, integrity and tenacity that he fuses into his efforts as the leader of D&B Construction. He is back full time and his medical team is thrilled with his success. The family decision to seek prompt medical attention was life-saving, as time is tissue in the battle against loss of brain function during stroke."

Davoud gratefully thanked his medical team, and recognized Samantha Booth, RN and Diana Murphy, RN with Neuroscience Nursing Excellence awards and a generous donation to Riddle's Nursing program through the Riddle HealthCare Foundation.

About Riddle Hospital

Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care rating organizations for its high quality patient care. For the fourth year in a row, Riddle has achieved designation from the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Riddle was ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–17, and was ranked as high performing in the specialty area of orthopedics. Riddle Hospital was also ranked as high performing in the following Common Core specialty areas: COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. The Hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopedic care and cardiovascular care—aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. Riddle Hospital recently expanded and enhanced its emergency department to better suit the growing needs of the community it serves. Health Center 4, a LEED-Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, a variety of outpatient programs and a state of the art surgical center. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care.


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