By SILE MOLONEY

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS’ Dr Matthew Langston, Marguerite Tirelli RN, Salwa Paige RN, Richardeana Theodore RN, Erwin Ceniza RN, Geda Peters-Joseph RN, Maureen McGee RN and Geretha Diamond RN pose for a photo with Dr Joshua Moskowitz (center) which holds the American Heart Association (AHA) “Get with the Guidelines” award, which the public hospital system has received along with other AHA awards for quality of care in the treatment of heart failure and stroke , as announced on Friday, July 22, 2022.
Photo courtesy of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and North Central Bronx CEO Christopher Mastromano announced Friday, July 22 that both hospitals have received American Heart Association (AHA) Gold Medals for Quality Patient Care. ‘heart failure. Additionally, Jacobi received an award for his quality treatment of stroke conditions.

The Heart Failure Quality Achievement Award recognizes healthcare facilities for their commitment to improving outcomes for heart failure patients, which means reduced readmissions and more healthy days at home. Additionally, the Stroke Quality Achievement Award recognizes outstanding patient care facilities for their commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to research-based and recognized guidelines. at national scale.

“Heart failure is a serious, long-term condition that requires careful monitoring and coordination of care between patients and their providers,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Director of Cardiology Seth Sokol, MD. “Thanks to advances in medical care, long-term outcomes for patients have improved. This AHA designation shows that at Jacobi, we provide the highest level of quality care available in the treatment of heart failure and help our patients live healthier lives.

Meanwhile, according to Jacobi representatives, stroke care ultimately leads to more lives saved and reduced disabilities. Both awards are quality honors given to hospitals demonstrating their commitment to treating patients according to the most current guidelines as outlined by the AHA and demonstrating how their organization is committed to providing quality care.

“For many years, our multidisciplinary teams have operated a state-of-the-art stroke center in Jacobi,” said Lenore Ocava, Director of Stroke Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi. “Patients can expect not only optimal care, but also expect their doctors and nurses to excel within the rigorous guidelines set by the AHA.”

For his part, Mastromano said he congratulates the cardiac and stroke teams for achieving and maintaining what he called important accolades. “When patients walk through our doors, they deserve to know they’re getting top-notch care,” he said. “These independent designations demonstrate that we are providing the care our patients need.”

He added, “Patients in need of cardiovascular or stroke care can call (718)-918-5000 to schedule an appointment.”