Modesto, Calif. – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are recognizing Doctors Medical Center for its performance in treating cardiac patients using the association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) program. Doctors Medical Center joins 518 other hospitals being featured in an advertisement in the July 21 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of US News & World Report.
GWTG is a hospital based quality-improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. The program provides three modules that address coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. Currently more than 1,450 hospitals use one or more GWTG modules. Upon meeting each module’s criteria, hospitals are recognized if at least 85 percent of their cardiac or stroke patients are treated and discharged according to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s recommendations.
“The American Heart Association is pleased to recognize its top Get With The Guidelines participants,” said Gregg C Fonarow, M.D., national chairman, Get With The Guidelines steering committee and director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center. “The program makes it easier for hospitals like Doctors Medical Center to provide appropriate evidence-based care and ultimately improve the quality of life and help reduce the number of deaths in these heart and stroke patients.”
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s advertisement recognizes Doctors Medical Center’s commitment and success in performance achievement.
“We are proud that the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have chosen the ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ issue of US News & World Report to recognize Doctors Medical Center for our achievements in their Get With The Guidelines program,” said Dennis Litos, CEO. “Get With The Guidelines gives our professionals the tools and reports they need to effectively treat our coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke patients.”
About Doctors Medical Center Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, part of Tenet California, is a 465-bed acute care hospital located at 1441 Florida Ave. in Modesto. DMC offers a wide range of services, including the cardiology, neurology, emergency and trauma services, women and children’s services, orthopedics, medical/surgical, behavioral health, oncology, and critical/intensive care. To learn more about Doctors Medical Center, or to receive a referral to one of our 550 affiliated physicians, visit www.dmc-modesto.com.
Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) is the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. Experience has shown that 80,000 lives could be saved annually if the coronary artery disease (GWTG-CAD) module alone was implemented nationwide. For more information, visit americanheart.org/getwiththeguidelines.
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