American Heart Association Award recognizes
NORTH VISTA HOSPITAL’S commitment to quality heart failure care
North Vista Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the
hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive
the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based
guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding
recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
North Vista Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement
measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at
a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation
of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies.
Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their
heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as
well as other care transition interventions.
North Vista Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for
our patients with heart failure by implementing the American Heart Association’s
Get With The Guidelines-HF initiative,” said Vincenzo “Vince”
Variale, CEO. “The tools and resources provided help us track and
measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed
to improve patient outcomes.”
“We are pleased to recognize North Vista Hospital for their commitment
to heart failure care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson
of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology,
Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston,
Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical
measures through the Get with the Guidelines quality improvement initiative
can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
According to the American Heart Association, more than 6.5 million adults
in the United States are living with heart failure. Many heart failure
patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when their condition is managed
with proper medications or devices and with healthy lifestyle changes.