A Trio of Awards Highlights Upstate University Hospital Care in Stroke, Heart Failure and Resuscitation  

A trio of awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have been presented to Upstate University Hospital in recognition of the hospital’s outstanding care for its treatment of stroke, heart failure and resuscitation of adults.

Upstate has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Gold Plus; Get with the Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award; and Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Bronze Award.

Franklin Fry, executive director of the Syracuse region’s American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, presented the awards to Upstate in a brief ceremony July 17.

“These three honors from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are significant and important to Upstate,” said physician Robert Corona, chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital. “They reflect our work and dedication of our health care team to provide the best, most appropriate and safest care possible to our patients.”

Photo: This is the first year the resuscitation team of Upstate University Hospital was honored by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Members, from left are, Matt Grover, resuscitation program coordinator; Ellen Anderson, adult SWAT team/ICU float and support pool nurse manager, resuscitation program manager; Nicole Staring, adult SWAT nurse; Christina Martino, adult SWAT nurse/clinical trainer ICU float & support pool; Colleen Diekemper, adult SWAT nurse; Janice Maggio adult SWAT nurse; and Charles Berardi adult SWAT nurse.