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PVHMC Earns Get with the Guidelines Awards for Exceptional Heart Failure and Stroke Care

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PVHMC Earns Get with the Guidelines Awards for Exceptional Heart Failure and Stroke Care

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has received two American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® 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.

This year, PVHMC received the following achievement awards:

  • Heart Failure Gold Plus Award
    • Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll, 13th year in a row
    • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, 2nd year in a row
  • Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, 7th year in a row

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.

“Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is proud to again receive the Gold Plus Honor Roll achievements for heart failure and stroke care from the American Heart/Stroke Association,” says Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President/CEO at PVHMC. “When it comes to cardiovascular emergencies, we know that every second counts. Our participation in the Get With The Guidelines® program helps to ensure that we are providing patients in our community with the best possible survival and recovery outcomes.”

Get With The Guidelines® 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- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines® programs, PVHMC qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“We are pleased to recognize Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “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.”

Learn more about the cardiovascular program at PVHMC here.