CMH recognized for heart and stroke care

HUDSON—Columbia Memorial 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 Guidelines program.
   The hospital was 1 of 569 hospitals featured in an a recent advertisement in the America’s Best Hospitals issue of US News & World Report to acknowledge their 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.
Hospitals are recognized in each category in which they achieve at least 85% compliance to Get With The Guidelines measures.
   Those hospitals marking 85% compliance for 24 consecutive
months are given the Gold Performance Achievement Award, with the Silver Performance Achievement award going to those with 85% 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.
   “We are proud that the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have chosen the America’s Best Hospitals issue of US News & World Report to recognize Columbia Memorial Hospital for our achievements in their program. Get With The Guidelines gives our professionals the most recently developed protocols and procedures to effectively treat our coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke patients,” hospital CEO Jane Ehrlich said in a press release.

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