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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Receives Top Stroke Recognition from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association


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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Receives Top Stroke Recognition from
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association


QUEENS, NY (June 1, 2017) – For the second straight year, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has received top stroke recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has been awarded the Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award for 2017 for consistently adhering to the latest scientific treatment guidelines.

“We are pleased that the residents of Queens have the best possible stroke treatment right here at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens,” said Dr. Gary L. Bernardini, chairman, Department of Neurology. “This award demonstrates the efforts of our multidisciplinary stroke team in delivering the highest level of quality care for stroke patients in our community.”

“Being honored for giving excellent patient care is one of the best recognitions a hospital can receive,” said Jaclyn Mucaria, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. “This is just another example of how NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is taking the health care of Queens to the next level. This measure of care requires a true team effort, and every member of Dr. Bernardini’s staff played a role in achieving this significant designation.”

To qualify for the award, hospitals must demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven “Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke” achievement measures for two or more consecutive 12-month periods. For the Gold Plus designation, hospitals must also demonstrate 75 percent or higher compliance with at least five of eight “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality” measures.

To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. This means the hospitals offers the most up-to-date stroke care and treatment available.

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, located in Flushing, New York, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, serving Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties.  Annually, 15,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. With its network of affiliated primary and multispecialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 124,000 emergency service visits annually. For more information, visit nyp.org/queens

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