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Hahnemann University Hospital Receives 2018 Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

HF2018.jpgHahnemann University Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s 2018 Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus 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.
 
Hahnemann 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.

“Hahnemann University Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients with heart failure. By implementing American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure initiative, we are able to track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes,” explained David R. Small, FACHE, interim CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital.

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.
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