Awards and Distinctions 
  On Wed., April 15, 2009, JFK held a press conference announcing two exciting steps of progress for our Cardiac Service Line. On April 13, we received news that our second cath lab, GE equipped, had been officially licensed by the state. On April 15, JFK received the American Heart Associations Get-With-The-Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for both Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure. These awards recognize JFK’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care that effectively improves treatment of patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease.

“JFK Memorial Hospital is dedicated to making our cardiac unit among the best in the country, and the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program is helping us accomplish that by making it easier for our professionals to improve the long-term outcomes of our cardiac patients,” said Dan Dewitt, Clinical Quality Manager for JFK, “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care.”