The American Heart Association presents multiple Achievement Awards to Hospitals for implementation of advanced, high-quality care
that saves lives and quickens recovery.
JUPITER, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2021) – Jupiter Medical Center has received three
American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines® Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that
ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care,
ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer
returns to the hospital.
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 expediting recovery, Get With The Guidelines® has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001.
The Get With The Guidelines® distinctions for which Jupiter Medical Center has been honored this year are:
The Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award
The Get With the Guidelines® Target Stroke Honor Roll Recognition
The Get With the Guidelines® Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Recognition
The criteria for the American Heart Association Honor Roll distinctions
include a hospital’s achievement in meeting minimum times in implementing
appropriate therapies, improving quality of patient care and outcomes.
Hospitals receiving the Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive
goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core
standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American
Stroke Association® for two consecutive calendar years.
“Jupiter Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American
Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the
best possible chance of survival and recovery after a stroke,” says
Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “The Get
with the Guidelines® Stroke program helps put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily
basis to improve outcomes for stroke patients.”
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in
the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds,
and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing
disability and speeding recovery times.
The American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® program helps reduce barriers to prompt treatment for stroke events. As
a participant in the Get With the Guidelines® program, Jupiter Medical Center has demonstrated the institution’s
commitment to improving quality of care for patients.
“We are pleased to recognize Jupiter Medical Center for their commitment
to stroke care,” says
Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s
Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director
of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures
through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs
often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
Jupiter Medical Center
Rated No. 1 in the region for quality, safety and patient experience, Jupiter
Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class healthcare in
Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. Jupiter Medical Center’s
state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies enable its award-winning
physicians to provide a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient
healthcare services and specialty centers of excellence including orthopedics
and spine care, comprehensive cancer care, cardiac and vascular care,
neurosciences, maternity care, Level II neonatal care, pediatrics, emergency
care, diagnostic imaging, concierge services and urgent care.
For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2200 or visit