AHA “Get with the Guidelines” awards Hospital Gold for Heart Failure, Silver Plus for Stroke
ZEPHYRHILLS, FL., NOV 28, 2012.
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for both heart failure and stroke care with their “Get with the Guidelines” program. The Hospital was awarded Gold for Heart Failure and Silver Plus for Stroke.
“We are proud to receive this recognition from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations for our heart failure and stroke programs,” said Doug Duffield, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, “this speaks to the quality of care that we strive to provide for our patients through our hospital centers of excellence – the Heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute.”
The Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure and the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke
programs are provided by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Get With The Guidelines®
puts the expertise of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to work for hospital teams, helping to ensure that the care they provide to heart failure and stroke patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines. Most hospitals that implement the Get with the Guidelines
quality improvement programs realize measurable results. It’s a difference that shows in the lives of patients and their families, in the satisfaction felt by caregivers empowered to do their best and in the financial health of participating hospitals.
Hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers who use Get with the Guidelines
are armed with the patient-specific guideline information and immediate access to clinical decision support through the American Heart Association’s Patient Management Tool™ (PMT), an online, interactive assessment and reporting system. Using the PMT, hospitals can track their program performance and pinpoint areas for improvement.
Photo caption: Margaret White, Associate Vice President of Neuroscience Institute (left) and Gwen Alonso, Associate Vice President of Heart Institute, with Stroke Silver Plus and Heart Failure Gold Get with the Guidelines certificates.
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About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 139-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a member of the Florida Hospital network of Adventist Health System, the largest health care provider in the state. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has an award-winning Heart Institute and is the only Tampa Bay Area Hospital to receive the 2010 HealthGrades Excellence Award for Coronary Intervention. The only nationally accredited chest pain center in East Pasco County, the Heart Institute is also one of only ten nationally accredited heart failure hospitals in the country. In 2012 Florida Hospital Zephyrhills launched a comprehensive Neuroscience Institute to immediately respond to acute strokes and provide brain surgery, spine surgery and minimally invasive neuro-interventions. The hospital offers robotic partial knee replacement through its Orthopaedic Institute. It also offers emergency services, surgical services, obstetrics and the Simpson Breast Health Center. Visit www.fhzeph.org
for more information.
About the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.