Shannon receives national awards from American Heart Association


Shannon Medical Center received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving and the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Awards for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

The American Heart Association’s Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. The initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Additionally, Shannon earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

Shannon earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

“The awards recognize Shannon’s continued commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack and heart failure patients,” said Rudy Haddad, MD, Shannon Clinic Interventional Cardiologist. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team.”

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