2009-08-26 / Local News

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital recognized

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has been recognized for achievement in using evidence based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM program.

Along with 569 other hospitals, Millard Fillmore was featured in a July 28 advertisement in the "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report to commemorate its receipt of Get With The Guidelines Gold or Silver Performance Achievement Award. The awards are given for achievement in coronary artery disease, stroke and/or heart failure treatment.

Millard Fillmore received the Silver Performance Achievement Award.

Hospitals are recognized in each category in which they achieve at least 85 percent compliance to Get With The Guidelines measures. Those hospitals marking 85 percent compliance for 24 consecutive months are given the Gold Performance Achievement Award, with the Silver Performance Achievement award going to those with 85 percent compliance for 12 consecutive months.

Get With The Guidelines is a hospital-based, quality-improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. The program addresses coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. Currently more than 1,450 hospitals participate in the program.

The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's advertisement recognizes Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's commitment and success in performance achievement.

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