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Jupiter Medical Center Receives Three Prestigious Recognitions from the American Heart Association

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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.

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