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Seven Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Centers Nationally Recognized for Heart Failure Care 

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What You Need to Know

Seven Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers have received American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Quality Achievement Awards.  The awards recognize the medical centers’ commitment to improving outcomes for patients with heart failure, reducing patient readmissions and providing more healthy days at home.

Each year, program participants qualify for award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for HF patients.  In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also provide education to patients to help them manage their heart failure at home.

There are six levels of achievement – Gold Plus, Gold, Silver Plus, Silver, Bronze and Participating. Hackensack Meridian medical centers receiving quality achievement awards, include the following.

About AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Quality Achievement Awards

The American Heart Association’s recognition levels recognize the goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standards of care outlined by the AHA over increasing lengths of time, culminating in two consecutive calendar years for Gold Plus. Hospitals receiving the Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll are required to meet specific criteria that improves medication adherence, provides early followup care and coordination and enhances patient education. The goal is to further reduce hospital readmissions and help patients improve their quality of life in managing this chronic condition.  Hospitals receiving Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, demonstrate that patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to heart disease.