RWJBarnabas Healthcare Facilities are Nationally Recognized for their Commitment to High Quality Cardiac Care and Stroke Care

American Heart Association Presents Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline Awards for Proven Dedication to Best Practices and Lifesaving Care

West Orange, New Jersey, July 14, 2022 – RWJBarnabas Health announces that several of its facilities have been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association for Cardiac and Stroke Care, earning them a spot on the Get Achievement Awards list With The Guidelines® and Mission Lifeline 2022 in cardiac and cardiac care. failure and resuscitation categories. The awards recognize each hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke and heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment in accordance with nationally recognized, research-based guidelines and based on the latest scientific evidence, which which ultimately leads to saved lives, shorter recovery times, and fewer hospital readmissions. .

Jersey City Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital received the “Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite with Target: Type 2 Diabetes” award Honor Roll”; Monmouth Medical Center received the “Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll” award; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Received “Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold” Award; and Trinitas Regional Medical Center received the “Mission: Lifeline® Receive Gold” award.

RWJBarnabas Healthcare Facilities Achieved Get with The Guidelines Award® and Mission: Lifeline® Awards by meeting specific quality measures for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart failure and stroke at a defined level for a defined period. These measures include assessing the appropriate use of medications and other stroke and heart treatments aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing harm. death and disability for patients. As part of the criteria, prior to discharge, patients were required to receive education on managing their overall health, obtain a scheduled follow-up visit, as well as receive other care transition interventions.

“The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognitions are testament to RWJBarnabas Health’s dedication to interdisciplinary teamwork,” said Gary J. Rogal, MD, FACC, medical director of RWJBarnabas Health Cardiovascular Services. “The framework developed to achieve these awards allows us to track and measure quality, exceed evidence-based clinical guidelines, and deliver superior patient outcomes. Receiving this recognition is a positive reflection of the clinicians and staff who made this possible as well as RWJBarnabas Health’s overall mission to provide quality, compassionate care to every patient we serve.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States, and more than 6.5 million adults in the United States United live with heart failure. Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke or a heart attack. However, heart failure patients and stroke patients can live full and enjoyable lives when their conditions are managed with proper medications or devices and with healthy lifestyle changes.

RWJBarnabas Health offers the most comprehensive cardiac and vascular care program in New Jersey. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of New Jersey’s top cardiac specialists, visit rwjbh.org/heart.

About RWJ Barnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health care system, with a service area spanning eight counties with five million residents. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth; three acute care children’s hospitals; Specialized children’s hospital, including a network of outpatient centres; a behavioral health center and the largest behavioral health network in the state; two trauma centers; a satellite emergency service; ambulatory care centers; geriatric centers; comprehensive home care and palliative care programs; fitness and wellness centers; retail pharmacy services; an affiliated medical group; multi-site imaging centers; and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is one of New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians – and consistently wins national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers University, is New Jersey’s largest academic healthcare system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with the education, research and clinical activities of Rutgers, including those of the Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Jersey – the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in the State – and Behavioral Health Care from Rutgers University.

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