The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines awards for proven dedication to best practices and life-saving care.
AdventHealth Redmond has received two American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke. Following evidenced based guidance which ultimately leads to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.
Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant, AdventHealth Redmond qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has improved the quality of care.
“AdventHealth Redmond adheres to the latest treatment guidelines and has streamlined processes to ensure timely and proper care for the acute emergency of stroke, and also congestive heart failure care,” said Isaac Sendros, president and CEO of AdventHealth Redmond. “Our team works quickly and tirelessly to meet and exceed the latest guidelines for care, which helps us ensure more people in Northwest Georgia experience longer, healthier lives.”
This year, AdventHealth Redmond received the following achievement awards:
· Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
· Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.
AdventHealth Redmond also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award by timely treatment with alteplase, the clot busting drug when indicated. the hospital also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.
AdventHealth Redmond provides complete heart and vascular care for our community. Signs of stroke or heart attack are a medical emergency, and warrant calling 911 for best outcome. AdventHealth Redmond also provides care for chronic health conditions including Heart Failure and anticoagulant management.
“We are pleased to recognize AdventHealth Redmond for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular and stroke care,” said John Warner, MD, FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”