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American Heart Association Presents Award to Canonsburg General Hospital

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The American Heart Association’s Steve Dentel, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Senior Director of Quality Improvement Initiatives and Diana Cummings, Division Director for Washington and Mon Valley presented Canonsburg Hospital with the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award.

The recognition signifies that Canonsburg Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Get With The Guidelines is a quality improvement initiative that provides hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures in caring for heart failure patients to prevent future hospitalizations. According to Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure treatment guidelines, heart failure patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, diuretics, and anticoagulants in the hospital. They also receive alcohol/drug use and thyroid management counseling as well as referrals for cardiac rehabilitation before being discharged.
 

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