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Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
Date:11/25/2013

patients. Hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for a designated period of time to be eligible for the achievement awards.

“Raritan Bay Medical Center is dedicated to making our care for stroke patients among the best in the country. The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program helps us to accomplish this goal,” said neurologist Rafiya Khakoo, MD, medical director of the RBMC Stroke Center. “This recognition demonstrates that we are on the right track and we’re very proud of our team.”

According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone 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.

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About Raritan Bay Medical Center
With hospitals in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, a recipient of the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Awards, recognizing the optimal care of stroke and heart failure patients. The hospital is one of less than seven percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence, and is ranked in the top 10 percent of New Jersey hospitals in surgical care according to the 2012 NJ Hospital Performance Report. Among its flagship programs are the Human Motion Institute, a comprehensive musculoskeletal program, and Institute for Weight Loss, specializing in bariatric surgery. For more information, visit rbmc.org.

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Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that emp
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