Posted on: August 06, 2015
All three of the hospitals in the Northside Hospital healthcare system (Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth) have been recognized for providing high quality cardiovascular care through the American Heart Association (AHA) Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines® programs.
“I am very proud of our physicians and staff for their hard work in achieving these awards,” said Patricia Tyson, administrative director, Northside Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. “These quality improvement programs help our hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions.”
Northside Hospital-Forsyth received AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Level Recognition Award, recognizing the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing exceptional standards of care for heart attack patients. Both Northside Hospital-Atlanta and Northside Hospital-Cherokee received Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Level Recognition Awards.
According to AHA, each year more than 500,000 Americans have a STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction), out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or both. The majority of these patients fail to receive appropriate treatment within recommended timeframes.
“As a ’STEMI-Receiving Hospital,’ Northside has the expertise, equipment, facilities and other resources to perform PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), within the STEMI system of care and help patients get the right care they need as quickly as possible,” said Tyson.
Northside Hospital-Cherokee also was recognized with AHA Get With The Guidelines® Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards for heart failure and stroke. Northside Hospital-Atlanta and Northside Hospital-Forsyth were recognized with AHA Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for heart failure and Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards for stroke; as well as the ACTION Registry- Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Awards for quality care in the treatment of acute myocardial infraction patients.
Northside Hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic, treatment and support services – encompassing the entire continuum of care for the heart and vascular patient. A team of board-certified cardiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiac-trained nurses and technologists at Northside has the highest level of expertise in diagnosing and treating disorders like coronary artery blockages, congenital heart defects, heart failure and stroke. In addition to Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines, each of the hospitals is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. For more information, visit northside.com/heartandvascular.
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