|Kennedy – Stratford Receives Silver Stroke Association Awards|
|Tuesday, January 17, 2012|
Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ, has been awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award in recognition of its commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
To receive the award, Kennedy – Stratford achieved at least 12 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators and achieved at least 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Quality Measures during that same time. An NJ State-designated Primary Stroke Center, Kennedy- Stratford celebrated the achievement with a special awards presentation and reception on January 16th.
Shown at the event are, from left: American Heart Association/Stroke Association Board member Kyle Jamaitis; Kennedy Stroke Program Coordinator Kathryn Donley, BSN, RN; Kennedy President & CEO Martin A. Bieber; Kennedy – Stratford Emergency Department Medical Director Henry Schuitema, D.O., Stratford, NJ, Mayor John Gentless, and Kennedy- Stratford VP of Clinical Services, Helene Burns, MSN, RN.