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    The Brooklyn Hospital Center Expands Local Access To World-Class Cardiac Care Services With The New Brooklyn Heart Center

    June 23, 2017

    Hospital Receives Prestigious National Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Heart Care

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) is expanding local access to world-class cardiac care services with the recent opening of The Brooklyn Heart Center. The new service comes on the heels of TBHC’s recent recognitions for providing quality care for stroke and heart failure patients.

    In May, TBHC received The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for implementing some of the best medical practices for patient heart care.

    In addition, U.S. News & World Report named TBHC one of the best hospitals for heart failure care.

    “TBHC is honored to be recognized for the exceptional care we provide for stroke and heart failure patients,” said Gary G. Terrinoni, President and Chief Executive Officer. “TBHC’s National Quality, Brooklyn Address campaign says it all,” Terrinoni added. “Top, quality care delivered locally. Our recognition for quality continues to grow nationally.”

    “The GWTG recognitions demonstrate our commitment to providing the best care possible. With the opening of The Brooklyn Heart Center, TBHC will continue to expand access to world-class care, delivered locally in Brooklyn. That is a real advantage for residents.”

    The Brooklyn Heart Center provides comprehensive cardiovascular treatment services and the full continuum of care. Services range from primary and preventive care to diagnostic testing, percutaneous coronary interventions, and electrophysiology procedures.

    Under the leadership of Dr. Sarath Reddy, Chief of TBHC’s Cardiology Division, local residents do not have to travel outside the borough to receive access to world-class primary, preventive, and interventional heart care, TBHC officials said.

    Dr. Srinivas Kesanakurthy, interventional cardiologist and medical director of TBHC’s The Brooklyn Heart Center, said: “Our patients have access to top quality, board-certified physicians and nurses. They receive services aimed at improving their health status and to manage chronic conditions such as hypertension and heart failure. ”

    TBHC Earns Seventh Consecutive GWTG Stroke Quality Achievement Award

    TBHC’s 2017 achievement award for heart failure care elevated the hospital to Gold Plus-level status. Previously, TBHC earned GWTG’s Silver-level status.

    The 2017 quality achievement award for stroke care marked the seventh consecutive year that TBHC received GWTG’s Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement status.The hospital also made the Honor Roll Elite for stroke care, TBHC officials said.

    TBHC is a New York State Department of Health designated stroke center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

    “We are pleased to recognize The Brooklyn Hospital Center for their commitment to heart failure, and stroke care,” said Dr. Paul Heidenreich, national chairman of the GWTG’s Steering Committee and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. “Research has shown there are benefits to patients who are treated at hospitals that have adopted this program.”

    Get With The Guidelines are quality improvement programs covering cardiovascular care across several medical conditions that help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, research-based standards. The goal is to speed recovery and reduce hospital readmissions.