NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in Flushing has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures for cardiovascular patients to receive efficient and coordinated care.

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.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events.

As a participant in Mission: Lifeline and Get with the Guidelines programs, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens applied for the award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care for patients.

This year, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens received the following achievement awards:

  • Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite with Advanced Therapy with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold Award

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is the only hospital in the borough to earn the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold Award and has received the designation annually since 2018.

Dr. David Slotwiner, chair of the Division of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and an assistant professor of clinical medicine and clinical population health sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine said the hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality care, particularly in cardiac emergencies when time is of the essence.

“We are proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program for our continued commitment to advancing cardiac care for our patients in Queens and beyond,” Slotwiner said.

Dr. Gary Bernardini, chair of neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and a professor of clinical neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine said the recognition highlights their priority of putting patients first, and their commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatment quickly and safely.

“We’re honored that our multidisciplinary teams are recognized for their expertise and achievements in stroke care,” Bernardini said.