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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2011
Contact: Carolann Martines

Associate Writer

(516) 663-2234

cmartines@winthrop.org


WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S GET WITH THE GUIDELINES QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD



Winthrop-University Hospital, a leading provider of comprehensive cardiac care, has been recognized by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get with the Guidelines ProgramSM (GWTG) once again, with a prestigious award for providing superior coronary care to patients.

The American Heart Association has announced that Winthrop’s Coronary Artery Disease Program has earned the Get With The Guidelines Gold Achievement Award for its continued success in providing superior care to patients with coronary artery disease.

The recognition signifies that Winthrop has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients at an 85 percent performance level for at least 24 months based on core standard levels of care, as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Get With The Guidelines is a premier hospital-based quality improvement program through which the American Heart Association helps hospitals ensure that patients consistently receive cardiac care services in accordance with the most up-to-date scientific guidelines and recommendations. Awards recognize a program’s level of compliance with core measures over a set period of time.

Winthrop’s coronary care program has a history in achieving prestigious designations through the AHA GWTG Program – receiving Bronze Awards (6 months) and Silver Awards (12 months) for continued excellence in patient care.

For additional information about Winthrop-University Hospital’s outstanding coronary care, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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