Augusta University Health will be recognized by the American Heart Association for its commitment to quality treatment of cardiac patients.
“Every year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals that demonstrate commitment to following treatment guidelines, and by doing so, it ensures that all Americans have access to the most current evidence-based care that saves lives and improves patient outcomes,” according to the AHA.
AU Health’s Heart and Cardiovascular Center will receive four awards:
Get with the Guidelines: Silver Plus Achievement
For one calendar year of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in heart failure.
Target: Heart Failure
For at least three consecutive months of 50% or higher adherence to all relevant Target measures.
Get with the Guidelines: Gold Plus Achievement
For two or more consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in stroke.
Target: Honor Roll – Elite Plus
For at least a year of 75% or higher achievement of door-to-needle times within 60 minutes AND 50% achievement of door-to-needle times within 45 minutes in applicable stroke patients.
AU Health is the only medical care provider in the Augusta area with that many awards.
The awards ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the WOW Club at SRP Park in North Augusta.