Top Honors for Heart and Stroke Care
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes Moses Cone Hospital’s outstanding care of people who have these major killers.
Moses Cone Hospital has received top honors from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the way it cares for people having major heart attacks, strokes and a heart rhythm disorder linked to strokes and other heart related conditions. The awards recognize Moses Cone Hospital’s work in ensuring that these patients receive the best treatment based on the latest scientific evidence.
The awards are
- Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award. This is for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of people who suffer severe heart attacks.
- The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award is for meeting specific quality measures for quickly diagnosing and treating stroke during a set window of time. These measures include the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments that have been scientifically shown to speed recovery and reduce death and disability of stroke.
- The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Gold Quality Achievement Award. Afib is an irregular heart beat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related conditions. The award means that Moses Cone Hospital meets proven standards when it comes to treating people with Afib. These include proper use of medications, appropriate use of anticoagulants that may reduce the chance of stroke and educating patients about Afib.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke association says cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S.