Brooklyn hospital honored for outstanding cardiac care

Awarded: NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn was honored on June 25 for providing patients with exemplary cardiac care.
René Perez

Sunset Park

Three cheers for NYU Langone Hospital!

The American Heart Association honored the Sunset Park medical center for delivering outstanding cardiac care on June 25!

The hospital — located at 150 55th St. near Second Avenue — nabbed the prestigious and wordy Mission: Lifeline Silver Plus Receiving Center Quality Achievement Award, which the heart association bestows to medical institutions that go above and beyond the call in treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

“We commend NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn for this award in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Tim Henry, chair of the Mission: Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome Subcommittee. “We applaud the significant institutional commitment to their critical role in the system of care for quickly and appropriately treating heart attack patients.”

According to the hospital, more than 250,000 people nationally suffer the most serious form of heart attack — known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction — that requires special and rapid treatment to avoid fatality.

The Mission: Lifeline program was established to provide resources and training to medical facilities in an effort to support care and prevention of those severe heart attacks.

NYU Langone’s chief cardiologist accepted the recognition, giving praise to the hospital’s dedicated staff.

“It takes a highly trained and cohesive team to provide optimal care for heart attack patients,” said George Fernaine. “We are pleased that our hard work in delivering life-saving care — and achieving high-quality, measurable results — has been through Mission: Lifeline.”

Standing O salutes NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn on the honor!

— Aidan Graham

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.

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