Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside has received three 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-based guidelines. As a participant in both Heart Failure and Stroke Misson: Lifeline/Get With The Guidelines programs, Mercyhealth qualified for the awards by demonstrating how its organization has committed to improving quality of care.
“For a number of years, Mercyhealth has implemented the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines as we strive for excellence in our treatment of patients with Heart Failure, Diabetes and Strokes,” said Dr. John Dorsey, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. “ These awards confirm our passion and success in delivering the highest quality of care in northern Illinois and beyond. These measures of success occur because of our talented and dedicated clinical and support partners who place patient needs as a priority every single day.
This year, Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside received these achievement awards:
Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure BRONZE
Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure SILVER PLUS
Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke SILVER PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
“We are pleased to recognize Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside for its commitment to careing for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, MD, 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.”