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St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Receives Accolades for Providing High-Quality Healthcare

Posted on October 6, 2021

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus (with Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll), and Heart Failure Gold Plus (with Target Heart Failure Honor Roll, and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll) Quality Achievement Awards, and is recognized for high performance in heart failure by US News & World Report. The hospital attained the awards as a result of its commitment to ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.

This is the second year in which the hospital has attained the Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, and the fifth consecutive year in which the hospital has attained the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

“We’ve managed to successfully integrate the Get With the Guidelines criteria and metrics for heart failure and stroke care into our clinical practice to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients,” said Karen Gleason, Chief Quality Officer. “Attaining these awards highlights our commitment to ensuring our patients receive the highest quality care which is evidence based and nationally recognized.”

The hospital’s focus on heart failure and stroke is particularly important, as heart disease is the leading cause of premature death in the Rockaways, and stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of adult disability in the country. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, with almost 795,000 people suffering a new or recurrent stroke every year. And, more than 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. Many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when their condition is managed with proper medications or devices, and with healthy lifestyle changes.

“St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is dedicated to providing the utmost quality care to our patients,” said Jerry Walsh, Chief Executive Officer. “Implementing the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines initiatives provides the tools and resources we need. This allows us to track and measure our success in meeting the evidence- based clinical guidelines developed to optimize patient outcomes.”

About St. John’s Episcopal Hospital St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency, inpatient, and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York. Celebrating over 110 years of community care, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.

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