Doylestown Hospital continues to earn national recognition for quality and patient safety in the delivery of stroke and cardiovascular care, including several awards from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Doylestown Hospital received multiple American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline 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 and Mission: Lifeline put 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 both programs, Doylestown Hospital qualified for the awards by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.
“These awards are the result of the uncompromising commitment to excellence of our physicians, nurses and technicians who strive daily to provide the best and safest care for our patients,” said Scott Levy, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Doylestown Health. “Doylestown Hospital is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes. These guidelines require precision and coordination of the stroke, cardiovascular, emergency department, critical care, hospitalist and pharmacy teams to deliver timely care and improved outcomes for our patients.”
This year, Doylestown Hospital received the following Achievement Awards:
- Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus with Target Stroke Honor Roll Award
- Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll
- Get With The Guidelines® Resuscitation Gold Award (Adult) for treating in-hospital cardiac arrest
For treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks:
- Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center – Gold
- Mission: Lifeline® - NSTEMI – Gold
From the American College of Cardiology:
- NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry™ 2022 Platinum Performance Achievement Award
- Doylestown Hospital is one of 240 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
“We are pleased to recognize Doylestown Hospital 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 executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. “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 Get With The Guidelines
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 12 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.
About the American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiologyenvisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.
About Doylestown Health's Heart & Vascular Services
Expert cardiologists and cardiac surgeons assist patients and physicians with managing risk factors for heart disease, offer advanced treatment options and provide outstanding emergency cardiac care. Doylestown Hospital’s accredited Chest Pain Center is fully prepared to treat cardiac emergencies around the clock, focusing on rapid diagnosis and effective treatment. The multidisciplinary team at the Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care and patient safety.