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Capital Health Earns National Recognition for Excellence in Stroke Care

Capital Health Earns National Recognition for Excellence in Stroke Care

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TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 9, 2020

Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

“When the residents of our community need the most advanced stroke care in the region, they look to Capital Health,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “Over the last decade, we have made an unparalleled commitment to providing high level stroke care. Our recognition through the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke initiative at RMC demonstrates that we never stop working to improve the high quality of care we offer our stroke patients.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of adult disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and more than 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Capital Health Regional Medical Center earned the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions

Additionally, RMC received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

Capital Health Regional Medical Center, located in Trenton, New Jersey, is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region certified by The Joint Commission, and one of only nine such hospitals in New Jersey. As part of Capital Health’s Capital Institute for Neurosciences, it is available for patients who require the most advanced treatments for neurovascular and stroke care including neuroendovascular, neurosurgical and stroke services. In addition, Capital Health launched its innovative Mobile Stroke Unit in early 2017, designed to bring time-critical stroke care to patients at their home, or wherever it is dispatched to assess them. When it first went into service, Capital Health’s Mobile Stroke Unit

Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Fiscal stimulus, Fitness riches

NEW YORK/LONDON/MILAN/MELBOURNE (Reuters Breakingviews) – Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks to reporters after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in an emergency move designed to shield the world’s largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus, during a news conference in Washington, U.S., March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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FISCAL KNUCKLE-RAPPING. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell delivered a mild rebuke to squabbling Washington lawmakers on Tuesday. While praising the fiscal stimulus as Covid-19 plunged the United States into recession, he effectively said they needed to do more to avoid a “tragic” reversal of progress. Listen up, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

One way Powell expressed this in Fedspeak was by saying “the risks of policy intervention are still asymmetric.” At least he clarified that, adding the dangers of overdoing stimulus seem smaller than those from providing too little support. It’s a theme echoed the same day by European Central Bank executive board member Philip Lane and reinforced by fears of a resurgence in coronavirus infections. U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s over the worst of the disease, but the global economy isn’t. (By Richard Beales)

“MIRROR, MIRROR…” Could it be time to cycle out of stationary bikes and into treadmills? Icon Health & Fitness, the parent company of NordicTrack, has raised $200 million from private equity investors, valuing the firm at more than $7 billion, according to Bloomberg. It joins a wave of at-home workout outfits including Peloton Interactive, Lululemon-owned Mirror and privately held Zwift that are basking in extraordinary valuations thanks to a booming home gym market due to Covid-19.

Companies like Icon, which makes fitness equipment and is expanding an online-workout app, should seize the moment. At-home gym equipment is more needed than ever. Cash injections not only ramp up production but bolster marketing tactics that lure in subscribers.

The trouble is there are too many companies chasing each aspiring athlete. Just as hope triumphs over experience when setting health and fitness targets, those investing in workout companies might find reality falls short of their lofty goals, too. (By Lauren Silva Laughlin)

TAKEAWAY. The Great Depression popularized layaway plans, where shoppers paid for items in installments and then took them home when paid in full. The pandemic is universalizing the reverse – and Macy’s wants in. The $2 billion retailer is joining the likes of Silver Lake and Snoop Dogg and investing in Klarna, the Swedish payments group, and under a five-year partnership, customers can pay in four interest-free installments after purchase.

Nearly a century may separate the two financing inventions, but the consumer impetus is the same. Consumers’ wallets are shrinking, and they are looking to spread out payments. Likewise, retailers are desperate for sales, and buy-now-pay-later plans do that in exchange for giving away a