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Hillcrest Receives Stroke Award

Hillcrest Hospital was recently notified that it has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Dr. Harte. “Hillcrest continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. This recognition further reinforces our team’s hard work.”

Hillcrest’s Coronary Care Unit Receives Beacon Award for Excellence in 2016

The Hillcrest Coronary Care Unit has been awarded the American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ Beacon Award for Excellence, the first unit at Hillcrest to earn such a distinction. There are only 18 Beacon units in Ohio. For patients, the Beacon Award signifies exceptional care, improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction. For caregivers, it identifies a supportive, collaborative work environment. The award recognizes performance in six categories: leadership structures and systems, staffing and staff engagement, effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development; evidence-based practice and processes, and patient outcomes.

Hillcrest Awarded Top Honors in Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies Program in 2015

Hillcrest Hospital is one of two Cleveland Clinic hospitals that has been awarded all five stars in the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program for 2015. This  initiative  is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program developed by Ohio Hospitals Association  and the Ohio Department of Health to recognize maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization. First Steps is part of OHA’s initiative to reduce infant mortality in Ohio. Research has shown breastmilk is associated with a reduction in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A star is awarded for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as defined by the World Health Organization and Baby-Friendly USA. Hospitals can earn a total of five stars as a part of this effort.The other Cleveland Clinic facility awarded all five stars was Fairview Hospital, located on Cleveland's west side.

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Heart & Vascular Institute Monthly Education Series

October 2015 through September 2016
2nd Tuesday of every Month | 1:30 to 2:30pm

Cleveland Clinic Langston Hughes Health and Education Center
2390 East 79th St.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Cost: FREE. Refreshments will be provided
Contact: Chantel Wilcox at 440.465.9571 or

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