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TGMC Recognized with Two Gold Awards from the American Heart Association

07/12/2016

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award. TGMC received these prestigious gold awards by consistently providing quality care to heart attack and stroke patients and upholding the American Heart Association’s guidelines for treatment.

 

      By receiving the Gold Quality Achievement Award, TGMC achieved 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. The Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award recognizes TGMC’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

     

      TGMC was recognized with the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. TGMC is recognized for having a 85% composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

 

      “We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association with these two prestigious awards,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “Our physicians and staff are dedicated to upholding the American Heart Association’s standards for quality to ensure our patients receive the most advanced care.

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