Arbor Glen Center
Arbor Glen Center Receives Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Certification from the American Heart Association7/14/2023
The American Heart Association certification recognizes commitment to following the latest evidence-based treatment guidelines
Cedar Grove, NJ – Arbor Glen Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Cedar Grove, NJ has earned the Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Certification offered by the American Heart Association®, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health. The certification provides an evidence-based framework for evaluating skilled nursing facilities against the American Heart Association’s rigorous science-based requirements for heart failure (HF) patients, including program management, patient and caregiver education and support, care coordination, clinical management and quality improvement.
“Participation in this certification benefits the patient and the facility by standardizing care practices,” said Cory Woods, DNP, MHA, MSN, RN, volunteer chair of the American Heart Association’s Quality Certification Business Management Committee and assistant chief clinical officer at Rockport Healthcare Services in Los Angeles. “When there are clear processes during every phase of care, patients have the best opportunity for positive outcomes.”
Nearly 1 in 4 Heart Failure patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge and approximately half are readmitted within 6 months; about one quarter of readmissions may be preventable. This certification can support facilities’ efforts to stop preventable readmissions.
"Heart failure patients need high-quality care after leaving the hospital that follows evidence-based guidelines, giving them the best chance to improve their health,” said Dr. James Agresti, Arbor Glen’s Medical Director. “At Arbor Glen Center, we want to be trailblazers and continue to use innovative methods to give our heart failure patients the best care. The American Heart Association has armed us with additional tools and recognized our success. It is an honor to have our processes and efforts recognized in this way.
To be eligible for this certification, the facility must be in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and implement an HF program that uses a standardized method of delivering clinical care based on current evidence-based guidelines. Learn more about this certification and others at www.Heart.org/CertifiedCare.
About Arbor Glen Center
Arbor Glen Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care services. Arbor Glen Center accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Arbor Glen Center is a We Honor Veterans community and 2023 AHCA Quality Award Winner.