The American Heart Association has recognized eight Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals with Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure quality achievement awards for their teams’ commitment to improving outcomes for patients with heart failure, resulting in reduced readmissions and more healthy days at home.
The Hackensack Meridian hospitals that received awards include the following:
- Bayshore Medical Center, Holmdel;
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune;
- JFK University Medical Center, Edison;
- Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack;
- Ocean University Medical Center, Brick;
- Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen;
- Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank; and
- Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin.
The Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure quality achievement award is earned by hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to treating patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines as outlined by the American Heart Association. Get with the Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research- and evidence-based guidelines. The program aims to increase healthy days at home and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
Each year, program participants qualify for the award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for HF patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get with the Guidelines participants also provide education to patients to help them manage their HF at home.
“Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” Elizabeth Maiorana, vice president, cardiovascular care transformation services, Hackensack Meridian Health, said. “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 New Jersey experience longer, healthier lives.”
Ocean University Medical Center, JFK University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Palisades Medical Center received Gold Plus Awards with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. Bayshore Medical Center received the Gold Plus Award with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center received Gold Plus Awards.
Hackensack University Medical Center received the Silver Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.