Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital each recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with a Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation.
The 2019 conference is themed “The Challenge of Caring.” It focuses on the fact that when people in churches and communities are taught how to manage their own selfcare, they become more confident about their care, less dependent and more resilient.
“We wanted our Adventist nurses to be recognized, acknowledged and celebrated for the work they do. We want them to know that the Adventist church and the Adventist HealthCare system appreciates them,” said event organizer Kathy Coleman, Faith Community Nurse coordinator and program director for Adventist HealthCare in Montgomery County, Maryland.
This year marked 40 years for Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) health camp, a two-week adult camp centered around promoting healthy living through an exercise regimen, health education and healthy eating.
Adventist HealthCare’s two main hospitals have each received two awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for life-saving, high-quality stroke care. These awards come during National Stroke Month, which raises awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke.