Awards & Recognition

Mission Lifeline 2016 Bayshore Community Hospital Honored with American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Achievement Award

Bayshore Community Hospital, part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment. Bayshore Community Hospital is recognized for having a 85% composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

Bayshore Community Hospital earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for a designated period to receive the awards.

gold Gold Recognition by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Organ Donor Enrollment

Hackensack Meridian Health is part of a national hospital campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) promoting achievement for enrollment in state organ donor registries. Of the 995 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, Bayshore Community Hospital, HackensackUMC Mountainside, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center received gold level recognition. Hackensack University Medical Center received platinum level recognition. Silver level was presented to HackensackUMC Palisades, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley attained bronze level recognition.

Primary Angioplasty Designation
In October 2013, Bayshore Community Hospital’s full service cardiac catheterization laboratory was approved by the Department of Health to received approval from the Department of Health and is now qualified as a Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) hospital, approved to provide primary (or emergency) angioplasty procedures to patients found to be having a heart attack. Primary angioplasty is considered the treatment of choice for people having a heart attack and is an effective intervention used to open clogged arteries and restore blood flow within 90 minutes of a patient’s arrival at the hospital.

Accredited Sleep Center, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

In 2013, the Center for Sleep Medicine at Bayshore received program accreditation from the AASM, reflecting the commitment and ability of our team to deliver the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders, and meets the standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM.

ASMBS-COE-Logo Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
In February 2013, the Center for Bariatrics at Bayshore was designated a “Center of Excellence” by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This designation reflects the commitment and ability of our team to consistently deliver safe and effective evidence-based care, and meets the established criteria set forth for our physicians and the Hospital.

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – The Joint Commission
In 2013, Bayshore Community Hospital was recognized by the Joint Commission as part of the nation’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program for 2013 (based off of 2012 data), as one of only 26 New Jersey hospitals to make the list. Bayshore received this recognition after scoring at least a 95% composite score for compliance and treatment. Recognition is based off data which is reported about evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions. Bayshore has been recognized for measures in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. The Top Performer on Key Measures® program was designed to inspire better performance on accountability measures and serve as an incentive for hospitals to strive to be the best they can be.

With our Meridian Partner Hospitals, Bayshore Community Hospital received the following awards:

  • Highest designated Chest Pain Accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • FORTUNE'S "100 Best Companies to Work For" (2010-2014)
  • Top 100 Integrated Health Networks by Modern Healthcare Magazine
  • "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" for nine consecutive years by NJBiz
  • New Jersey's Outstanding Employer of the Year in 2003 and 2009
  • One of the top 100 Most Wired Health Systems in the United States for 14 consecutive years
  • John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety, one of the highest recognitions in the nation for hospital quality.

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