Centra Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

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Centra Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Centra Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events. As a participant in GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines programs, HVI applied for the award recognitions by demonstrating how our organization has committed to improving quality care for patients.

This year, Centra HVI received the following Achievement Awards:

  • GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure with Target: Heart Failure
  • GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure with Target: Type 2 Diabetes

“We are pleased to recognize Centra HVI for their commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”