Kingsbrook will offer free stroke screenings and education from July 24-28th, 11:00am- 2:00pm in the Vascular Laboratory, Katz building 4th floor on the medical center’s main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue
between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road. Kingsbrook’s free screening
program provides access to detection opportunities for the under and uninsured
of the community. The screening program is part of the facility’s
prevention agenda to improve access to quality care and early detection
efforts and is offered via
Kingsbrook’s Best Health School.
Kingsbrook recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke
Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment
to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally
recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The
Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month
periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus
Quality Achievement Award.
Additionally, Kingsbrook specializes in stroke rehabilitation and has a
designated Stroke Center implemented in its Emergency Department. The
center is fully equipped with tele-stroke capabilities, a 2-way, video
conferencing system with stroke/neurology specialists.
“It is important to understand your risk for stroke,” says
Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs at Kingsbrook.
“Making sure there is ease of access to early detection options
is key to our chronic disease prevention focus.” For more information
on our monthly screening schedule for 2017, visit our website at
www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a 769-bed teaching medical center.
Centers of Excellence Include: the Neurosciences Institutes providing
care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care, Kingsbrook Rehabilitation
Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's
only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery
Unit, the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry and the Bone
& Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine.
Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery
and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 466-bed
Adult and Pediatric long term care facility, Rutland Nursing Home. Kingsbrook
and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members
of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association
of New York State.