Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Is Nationally Recognized for Its Commitment To Providing High-Quality Cardiovascular Care
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AUGUST 16, 2023
The American Heart Association Presents the Get With the Guidelines for Proven Dedication To Best Practices and Life-Saving Care
BOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received six American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading 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, and 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 in Get With The Guidelines program, BIDMC qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.
At BIDMC, our mission is to provide extraordinary care where the patient comes first, and we take pride in providing expert care for patients with neurovascular or cardiovascular emergencies,” said Anthony Weiss, MD, MBA, MSc, chief medical officer at BIDMC. “We thank our dedicated staff for their essential contributions, day in and day out, and we are deeply honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to excellence by implementing the most updated stroke and heart disease treatment guidelines.
This year, BIDMC received these achievement awards:
- Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus: Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus achievement award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Stroke Association for 2 consecutive calendar years or more. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated compliance to an additional level of quality during the 24-month or greater period.
- Target: Stroke and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy: BIDMC received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy awards. Hospitals achieving Door to Needle & Door to Device in ≤ 90 minutes in 50% of patients arriving directly and Door to Needle & Door to Device in ≤ 60 minutes in 50% of transfer patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
- Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Plus: Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus achievement award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association for 2 consecutive calendar years or more. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated compliance to an additional level of quality during the 24-month or greater period.
- Target: Heart Failure – BIDMC received the American Heart Association’s Target: Heart Failure award.
- Target: Type 2 Diabetes: BIDMC received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes 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.
We are pleased to recognize BIDMC for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, M.D., 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.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.