One Brooklyn Health @ Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Nationally Recognized
for High-Quality Stroke Care
The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines - Stroke
Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver with Target: Type 2 Diabetes
Honor Roll award for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients
have access to best practices and life-saving care
Brooklyn, NY— One Brooklyn Health @ Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke
patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally
recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives
saved and reduced disability.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in
the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients
to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens,
part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells
die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival,
minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.
Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association
and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping
ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research- and evidence-based
Get With The Guidelines - Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent
adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects
of a stroke and even prevent death.
"One Brooklyn Health @ Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is committed
to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,"
stated Kingsbrook's Administration, "Get With The Guidelines
makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to
work on a daily basis, which studies show can help patients recover better.
The end goal is to ensure more people in central Brooklyn and experience
longer, healthier lives."
Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating
how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke
patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The
Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their
health and recovery at home.
To qualify for the American Heart Association’s Target Stroke Silver
Award, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between
an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with
the clot-buster alteplase. Kingsbrook also received the American Heart
Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. This award
recognizes efforts to ensure that patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might
be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidenced