HackensackUMC Earns 2015 Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Center Award

June 29, 2015 03:14 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has earned a 2015 Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Center Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes a hospital’s success in implementing a higher standard of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care by ensuring that these heart attack patients receive treatment according to nationally-accepted standards and recommendations.

“HackensackUMC has remained committed to providing the most efficient and rapid treatment of a heart attack,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network. “Receiving this quality achievement award affirms HackensackUMC’s reputation for being a top hospital for the treatment of a heart attack.”

Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Centers achieve higher than 85 percent composite score on the eight Achievement measures, with no single measure below 75 percent. This recognition is based on ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ data from January to December 2014.

HackensackUMC’s clinical cardiology team has helped make it one of the highest-ranked cardiology departments in the country. As part of its commitment to prompt cardiac care, there is a cardiologist on call 24/7 for the Emergency and Trauma Center (ETC) as well as the Observation Unit. In addition, there is an interventional cardiologist and full cardiac team of nurses and technicians available within 30 minutes for emergent intervention for patients with an acute heart attack. HackensackUMC’s state-of-the-art healthcare encompasses the entire continuum of care for the heart patient and includes: Dispatch, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Department, Catheterization Lab, Cardiac Surgical Services, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Quality Assurance Plan and Community Outreach Program.

HackensackUMC was the only hospital in Bergen County to receive full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for a Full Cycle IV Accreditation. The medical center is also a 2015 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack from Healthgrades.

Garrett added, “Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Feldman, chairman, Emergency Services and medical director of the Chest Pain Center; Dr. Joseph Parrillo, chairman, Heart & Vascular Hospital; Barbara Crowley, coordinator, Chest Pain Center; and everyone involved in receiving this prestigious achievement.”

About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2014-15. It is one of the top 30 hospitals in the nation by receiving 11 national specialty rankings, including a national ranking for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for eight years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and was Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament and the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.   






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