(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.