Northside Hospital system receives awards for quality cardiovascular and stroke care

 

Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, and Northside Hospitals in Gwinnett and Duluth have each been recognized with multiple awards from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) and Mission: Lifeline® quality improvement programs.

The awards recognize the health system’s commitment to ensuring patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

“I am very proud of our physicians and staff for their constant hard work in achieving these awards, but most importantly for their dedication to helping our patients have the best possible outcomes,” said Patricia Tyson, director of the Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute.

The five Northside hospitals earned recognitions for their treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests, heart failure and stroke in the hospital:

Northside Hospital Atlanta

  • Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure (Gold Plus)
  • Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke (Gold Plus)
  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)
  • Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving (Gold)
  • Mission: Lifeline® - NSTEMI (Gold)

Northside Hospital Cherokee

  • Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke (Gold Plus)
  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)
  • Mission: Lifeline® - NSTEMI (Gold)

Northside Hospital Forsyth

  • Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure (Gold Plus)
  • Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke (Gold Plus)
  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)
  • Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving (Gold)
  • Mission: Lifeline® - NSTEMI (Gold)

Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Duluth

  • Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke (Gold Plus)
  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)
  • Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving (Gold Plus)
  • Mission: Lifeline® - NSTEMI (Gold)
  • Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll (Silver Plus)
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (Gold Plus)
“We are pleased to recognize the Northside Hospital system for their commitment following these guidelines,” said Eric E. Smith, M.D., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
 
About Get With The Guidelines (heart.org)
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001.
 
About Mission: Lifeline (heart.org)
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation clinical treatment guidelines.

 

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