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2018

Jackson Health System Named Human Rights Campaign Foundation Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Quality
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation named all six Jackson Health System hospitals “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” for the seventh time. HEI evaluated Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, and Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, with all six earning top marks for their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) patients and their families, visitors, and employees.

 

Jackson Memorial Hospital Receive Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
Jackson Memorial Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. 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.

 

Jackson Memorial Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care
Jackson Memorial Hospital joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care. The hospital earned both The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including 24/7 availability of specialized treatments by neurologists, neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists; having dedicated neuro intensive care beds for complex stroke patients; and providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.  


The Joint Commission experts conducted a rigorous evaluation of Jackson’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements. The commission’s findings earned the hospital the highly sought after certifications.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Established in 2012, Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.

The stroke team at Jackson Memorial Hospital is comprised of expert stroke physicians and surgeons – neurologists, neurointerventionalists, and neurosurgeons – from the University of Miami Health System, working alongside highly-skilled Jackson nurses, therapists, technicians, social workers, and case managers who specialize in stroke care. The team routinely delivers groundbreaking and innovative medical treatment for stroke patients. With these resources, the Jackson Memorial stroke team is considered a leader nationally in stroke care.

 

Jackson Memorial Receives Gold Award

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

Stroke Gold Plus

Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability. UNC Hospitals earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

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.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

2017

Jackson Memorial Hospital Certified Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
Jackson Memorial joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care. The hospital earned both The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including 24/7 availability of specialized treatments by neurologists, neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists; having dedicated neuro intensive care beds for complex stroke patients; and providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.

 

Jackson Memorial Hospital: Designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has designated Jackson Memorial Hospital as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Comprehensive Stroke Center designation means the hospital is equipped to meet the needs of hemorrhagic (bleed) or ischemic (clot) stroke patients and can also treat ischemic stroke within eight hours after symptom onset. Additionally, being a Comprehensive Stroke Center reinforces that Jackson Memorial is prepared to provide more aggressive stroke management and rehabilitation to patients.

 

Jackson Memorial Hospital & Jackson North Medical Center Receive Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson North Medical Center 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. 

 

Jackson Health System Receives Prestigious International Baby-Friendly Designation 
The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, Jackson North Medical Center, and Jackson South Medical Center have each received the prestigious international Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designation.

The Baby-Friendly designation is a highly coveted support standard of care, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The program recognizes healthcare facilities that give mothers the information, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding or feeding their babies formula safely. It also encourages new moms and babies to stay together in the same room from the moment of birth, and promotes skin-to-skin contact as much as possible.

There are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers worldwide. Our hospitals join the elite 455 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States.

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