CarePoint Health Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

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Hoboken University Medical Center Receives Gold Plus Status; Recognized for Implementing Specific Quality Improvement Measures Outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

CarePoint Health is proud to announce that Hoboken University Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. CarePoint Health is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and treatment. With this award, Hoboken University Medical Center demonstrates its commitment to ensure that patients receive care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Get With The Guidelines - Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Hoboken University Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.     

“We are pleased to recognize Hoboken University Medical Center for their commitment and dedication to stroke care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients’ length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care.”

The Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for Hoboken University Medical Center is indicative of CarePoint Health’s commitment to the highest quality health care. Through the combined efforts of our physicians and staff and their dedication to excellence, Hoboken University Medical Center continues to pursue superior treatment and service. Their experience, expertise and skill place them at the forefront of the medical profession. We are honored that Get With The Guidelines - Stroke recognized Hoboken University Medical Center for this achievement.

For more information about the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award, contact:

Allyson Miller
CarePoint Health
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 201-858-5297
Fax: 973-646-5563
Email: AMiller (at) bayonnemedicalcenter (dot)org

About CarePoint Health:

CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center - CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. And at CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit our website, http://www.carepointhealth.org.

About Get With The Guidelines:

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 4 million patients since 2001.

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