SARATOGA SPRINGS — The American Heart Association has recognized Saratoga Hospital with “Gold Plus” achievement awards for its commitment to the best practices in treating patients with strokes and heart attacks. Research shows these practices help save lives, reduce recovery times and prevent readmission into the hospital. Saratoga Hospital, a member of the Albany Med Health System, earned two of the most prestigious quality achievement awards: The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines®” Gold Plus target: Stroke Honor Roll and “Mission: Lifeline®” STEMI (“ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center Gold Plus.
Saratoga Hospital has received a “Mission: Lifeline” award for heart attack care four years in a row. The “Get with the Guidelines” stroke award comes less than two years after the hospital launched a telestroke program that gives patients around-the-clock emergency access to neurologists who have extensive experience treating strokes.
For more information on these achievements visit: www.saratogahospital.org.