July 29, 2019
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has recently received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The award recognizes Cheyenne Regional’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
This is the second year in a row that Cheyenne Regional has received a Get With The Guidelines achievement award for heart failure care.
Cheyenne Regional earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before leaving the hospital, patients are also required to receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, be given required transition interventions and schedule a follow-up visit with their healthcare provider.
“This award reflects consistency in providing superior quality care to our heart failure patients,” said Dr. Herman Feringa, a Cheyenne Regional cardiologist and the medical director of Cheyenne Regional’s heart failure treatment program. “Our goal is to continue to provide outstanding care to all cardiology patients and to ensure that our community can rely on that care. Implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure initiative is helping us achieve this goal.”
According to the American Heart Association, more than 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. Many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when their condition is managed with proper medications or devices and with healthy lifestyle changes.
“We are pleased to recognize Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for its commitment to heart failure care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and executive vice chair of Neurology, director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
About Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.