Hahnemann University Hospital Receives American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award 
 
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 
 
 

Award demonstrates Hahnemann’s commitment to quality care for heart failure patients

Philadelphia (December 17, 2013)On Monday, November 25th, Hahnemann University Hospital was presented with the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Hahnemann has reached an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology.

This marks the third year in a row that Hahnemann has been recognized with a Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award.

Following Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure treatment guidelines, heart failure patients are started on aggressive risk-reduction therapies if needed, including cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, diuretics and anticoagulants while in the hospital. Before discharge, they also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, including lifestyle modifications and follow-up care. Hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for a designated period of time to be eligible for the achievement awards.

Hahnemann is dedicated to making our care for heart failure patients among the best in the country. The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure program helps us to accomplish this goal. This recognition demonstrates that we are on the right track and we are very proud of our team.

About Hahnemann University Hospital

Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa.  The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments. U.S. News and World Report named Hahnemann among the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery in 2010 and 2011, and ranked nine medical specialties as “high performing” in 2012 The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976.  Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

To learn more about Hahnemann, visit  www.hahnemannhospital.com
 
 
 
 
 

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