According to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. In addition, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical.
St. Joseph’s Health has received four American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® and Mission: Lifeline® achievement awards for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.
St. Joseph’s Health received the following achievement awards in 2022:
- 2022 Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center GOLD PLUS (St. Joseph’s University Medical Center)
- Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (St. Joseph’s University Medical Center)
- Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (St. Joseph’s University Medical Center)
- Get With the Guidelines®- Stroke Gold PLUS with Target Stroke Honor Roll and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center)
These recognitions from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® further demonstrates St. Joseph’s commitment to delivering advanced treatments to patients safely and effectively.
The American Heart and American Stroke Associations’ expertise and Get With The Guidelines® and Mission: Lifeline® programs help hospitals nationwide ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines.
About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 12 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.
About Mission: Lifeline®
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation clinical treatment guidelines. For more information, visit heart.org.