Onslow earns AHA Get With The Guidelines Awards

For the first time, the American Heart Association has presented OMH The Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll achievement award. This is for improving stroke outcomes through reduced door-to-needle
times of 60 minutes or less for eligible ischemic (restriction of blood supply) stroke patients.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for the hard work and dedication our employees put forth for our patients,” Performance Improvement Director Jo Malfitano says.
For the fourth consecutive year, the hospital has achieved AHA’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus recognition for quality care for heart failure patients.
“These awards are opportunities to celebrate the hospital’s achievements, but this is a celebration for Onslow Memorial Hospital’s patients who are receiving guideline-based care and a higher quality of life because of all that you do,” AHA Senior Director for Quality and Systems Improvement Abby Fairbank says.
From left to right: Jo Malfitano, DNP, MBA, RN, FNP-C, Performance Improvement (PI) ;
Monica Risner, RN, Emergency; Maria McNally, RN, PI ; Takenya Labriado, RN, PI;
and Chris Olinger, RN, Emergency pose with the two AHA certificates.
(Not pictured: Heart Failure Patient Educator Sharon McManus.)