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Please see invite below from Pamela Duckett, Recognition Reception Chair:
ATTENTION: ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN PARAMEDICS
Your presence is being requested at the V.I.P. Recognition Reception held on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the Lincoln Theater, 769 E. Long Street, 6:30 P.M. The African American Male Wellness Walk is honoring Paramedics as this year’s healthcare “Health Hero’s” award for their outstanding service. You have been selected as a recipient of this year award!
The African-American Male Wellness Walk raises awareness about health status of Black men. Black men die at an alarming rate from many preventable illnesses. The Walk began in 2004 when African-American men came together to encourage Black men to take charge of their health through awareness and prevention. In 2011, more than 6,000 people participated. The Walk provides the largest number of single site health screenings in Central Ohio.
Why We Walk…
• African American Men live 7.5 years less than other ethnic groups
• African American Men are 5 times more likely to die of HIV/AIDS
• African American Men are 4 times as likely to suffer from kidney failure
• African American Males have higher incidence of prostate cancer
• African American Men have higher incidence of diabetes
These numbers represent our fathers, brothers, sons and co-workers. The numbers are tied to the immediate objectives of the Walk: Increasing the numbers of African American Men who visit their doctors; creating health and wellness awareness within the Black community; and, raising awareness of the benefits of regular physical exercise.
Please RSVP by Wed, Aug. 1st for you and one guest via e-mail; please include name, address, e-mail, phone and Division with each RSVP. If you need additional information, please contact me.
Pamela Duckett, Recognition Reception Chair
8th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk
Grant has been ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report 2012-2013.
As in past years, U.S. News publishes national rankings in 16 specialties. Grant is nationally ranked in pulmonology and gastroenterology. Last year, the magazine added a ranking for hospitals in select metropolitan areas and this year U.S. News also ranked hospitals within some states. Overall, Grant ranked 4th in the state of Ohio and was 2nd in the Columbus metropolitan area. The hospital also was recognized for the following 10 high-performing adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology. This recognition is a testament to the work of our associates, physicians and leaders to provide the highest quality of care and levels of patient safety.
Grant Medical Center’s STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) program has been recognized for its commitment to a higher standard of care for heart attack patients with the American Heart Association’s “Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achievement Award.” Lory Winland, American Heart Association Ohio Mission:Lifeline Director said “Unlike the Olympics, silver doesn’t mean that you finished in second place. A silver award means you achieved this level over four full quarters, or one year.”
In 12 consecutive months, Grant’s STEMI program has treated 92 percent of eligible STEMI patients within 90 minutes, a timeframe recommended by the American Heart Association. Our treatment rate outperforms the Ohio rate of 65 percent and the national rate of 63 percent. These figures are made possible by our skilled team of physicians and nurses and our coordination with Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This year, there are only 226 hospitals across the nation and only 18 hospitals in Ohio that received this award. Of those 18 hospitals in Ohio, only four received the Silver–level award.
Grant recently was honored with the Get With The Guidelines Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our performance in treating cardiac and stroke patients using the association’s GWTG program.
GWTG is a hospital-based quality improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations.
The Silver Performance Achievement Award is a wonderful reflection of Grant physicians and associates’ commitment to our cardiac and stroke patients.