St. Joe’s recognized by American Heart Association
NASHUA – St. Joseph Hospital has received two achievement awards from the American Heart Association’s Get with The Guidelines program for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack with heart disease and stroke being the number one and the number five causes of death in the country, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.
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 evidence- and research-based practices. As a participant in Get with The Guidelines programs, St. Joseph qualified for the awards by demonstrating its commitment to improving quality care.
“St. Joseph Hospital is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for strokes,” said hospital President John Jurczyk. “The Get with The Guidelines programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people in Nashua experience longer, healthier lives.”
This year, St. Joseph received the Stroke Gold Plus Award and was named to the Stroke Elite Honor Roll and the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
“We are pleased to recognize St. Joseph Hospital for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said Dr. John Warner, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”