Five Fairview hospitals are recipients of the "Get With the Guidelines" award for heart failure care, the highest quality distinction from the American Heart Association.
To achieve the award, a hospital must be dedicated to developing, assessing and delivering evidence-based treatments and consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines for heart failure care. University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital and Fairview Ridges Hospital each received “gold” certification, while Fairview Northland Medical Center and Fairview Range Medical Center both received “silver” status. Cardiology services at these hospitals are provided by University of Minnesota Health Heart Care.
“We are very delighted to be receiving this award; this achievement is a testament to the outstanding dedication of our physicians, nurses, and care coordinators in delivering quality care for the people in our community,” said Patrick Sharp, Chief Operating Officer at Fairview Range. “The American Heart Association and University of Minnesota Heart Care have been wonderful partners and their leadership in working to improve outcomes of patients with heart failure is an asset to our community and state.”
“At Fairview Range we were excited to partner with our Fairview counterparts in the metro as well as the resources at the American Heart Association to develop and sustain a process improvement that directly improves the outcomes of our patients with Heart Failure,” said Angela Olson, Process Improvement and Informatics Supervisor at Fairview Range. “It takes a diverse team of physicians, care coordinators, quality team members and front line staff to have a deliberate focus on each of these patients with the overall goal in improving the quality of life.”
According to the AHA, numerous published studies demonstrate this program’s success in achieving significant patient outcome improvements. This external accountability and proven track record of success is why we consider this distinction important to our mission.
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