August 18, 2008

Deborah Heart and Lung Center Receives Heart Association Recognition

Deborah Heart and Lung Center has received two 2008 recognition awards from the American Heart Association: a Gold Performance Achievement Award for treating coronary artery disease and a Silver Award for treating heart failure.

Both awards are part of the American Heart Association's "Get With the Guidelines" Program.

The Gold Coronary Artery Disease Award recognizes Deborah's elite status as a hospital adhering to the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology's treatment standards for at least 24 consecutive months. The Silver performance award recognizes Deborah's aggressive goal for treating heart failure patients on a consistent basis with a high percentage of compliance to core standards.

The American Heart Association's "Get With the Guidelines" program is designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. Currently more than 1,450 hospitals in the country participate in the program.

"Deborah Heart and Lung Center is honored to have received multiple achievement awards for the coronary artery disease and heart failure programs," said Deborah's Interim Chair of Cardiology, Raffaele Corbisiero, M.D. "It is always gratifying to have hard work and dedication publicly recognized."

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ is a 139-bed teaching hospital that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart, lung and vascular diseases in adults, as well as providing outpatient cardiology services for children. For more information, visit