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ACEP Announces E-QUAL Honor Roll

Emergency Departments Recognized for Excellence in Care for Opioid Use Disorder, Stroke

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) congratulates the emergency departments named to this year’s Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) Honor Roll for notable achievement or improvement in emergency care related to stroke or opioid use disorder treatment. 

“The E-QUAL Honor Roll recognizes emergency departments for demonstrating best-in-class initiatives to standardize, report, and continuously improve patient care for opioid use disorder and stroke” said Christopher S. Kang, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP. “Emergency physicians are leading efforts to enhance quality and performance data so that emergency departments can continue to be vital partners in both treatment and prevention.”

The emergency department is often a patient’s first and best chance for care in an opioid-related emergency. At the same time, the frequency of patients discharged from an emergency department with an opioid prescription is decreasing. 

Our nation’s emergency departments (EDs) serve as the front line for diagnosis and treatment of stroke, which is the leading cause of significant disability in the United States. Much of the assessment, diagnosis, and critical resource decisions for patients with a possible stroke involve the emergency department.  

The 2022 E-QUAL Honor Roll awardees demonstrated excellence in opioid metrics that include treatment prescribed at discharge, treatment administered in the emergency department, and take-home naloxone offered or prescribed. Recipients 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. Together, E-QUAL participants can claim:

  • $55 million saved through avoidable imaging and hospitalization
  • 23% increase in prescribing alternatives to opioids
  • 35% decrease in opioids administered in the emergency department

2022 E-QUAL Honor Roll awardees


Parkview Huntington Hospital
Parkview Regional Medical Center
Parkview Dekalb Hospital
Parkview Noble Hospital
Parkview Warsaw Hospital
Parkview Whitley Hospital
Our Lady of The Angels Hospital
Parkview Wabash Hospital
Tampa General Hospital
Telluride Medical Center
Cape Coral Hospital
Holy Cross Health – Health System
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


Bessemer Emergency Physicians
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
Ivinson Memorial Hospital
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Carson Tahoe Health
Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Suburban Hospital
Beebe Medical Center
Fort Memorial Hospital
SSM St Mary’s Hospital – Madison WI
SSM St Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center
St Clare Hospital Baraboo
St Mary’s Hospital Janesville
Wood County Hospital

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the national medical society representing emergency medicine. Through continuing education, research, public education, and advocacy, ACEP advances emergency care on behalf of its 40,000 emergency physician members, and the more than 150 million people they treat on an annual basis. For more information, visit and

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