Bellevue Hospital Center Receives Additional Honors for Quality Cardiac Care
Jul 10, 2015
Steven Alexander, Executive Director of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (HHC) Bellevue Hospital Center, announced today that the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Bellevue’s cardiac care team for quality in patient care.
This latest commendation is the Association’s “Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Silver 2015 Quality Achievement Award.” Mission: Lifeline was created because each year more than half a million Americans experience ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, or both. The majority of these patients fail to receive appropriate treatment for their life-threatening conditions within recommended timeframes. Bellevue earned the Silver award distinction by achieving an 85% or higher rating for prompt, appropriate STEMI treatment in the past 12 months.
“Bellevue’s cardiology service ensures that our patients receive care that follows these stringent patient care guidelines. Our team of cardiology experts saves lives each and every day and we are very proud of the work they do,” said Alexander.
HHC Bellevue Hospital Center recently received three additional awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in recognition of excellent patient outcomes: the Get with the Guidelines® (GWTG) Heart Failure GOLD PLUS Achievement Award; the GWTG Resuscitation Silver Achievement Award; and the GWTG STROKE Silver Plus Achievement Award.
About NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Bellevue is a member of the NYC Health + Hospitals health care system and is America’s oldest hospital, established in 1736. Affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, Bellevue is a major referral center for highly complex cases. The 844-bed hospital has 6,000 employees including highly skilled, interdisciplinary clinical staff. It sees more than 110,000 emergency room visits and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. Clinical centers of excellence include: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care; Cardiovascular Services; Designated Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Comprehensive Children’s Psychiatric Emergency Program; and Cancer Services. For more information, visit nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue or find us on twitter.com/BellevueHosp.
About NYC Health + Hospitals
The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance, MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, the plan of choice for nearly half a million New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. The system provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. NYC Health + Hospitals/Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals system was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org or find us on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.