Methodist Medical Center’s stroke and heart program nationally recognized third year in a row

Methodist Medical Center has received four American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke. Results from hospitals that follow the guidelines have shown more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

This marks the third consecutive year Methodist has maintained this Gold/Gold Plus Award status.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines. Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines.

“Methodist is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes,” said Jeremy Biggs, Methodist’s president and chief administrative officer. “The Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis. This helps us ensure that more people in our communities experience longer, healthier lives.”

Methodist Medical Center American Heart and Get With The Guidelines Gold and Gold Plus Awards for 2023:

  • Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Mission Lifeline NSTEMI Gold award
  • Mission Lifeline STEMI Receiving Gold Plus award

“We are pleased to recognize Methodist Medical Center for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, MD, FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

“These awards are a recognition of MMC’s commitment towards delivering excellence in cardiovascular care,” said Saadi Siddiqi, MD, interventional cardiologist and medical director of cardiac services with Methodist Medical Center. “The designations by AHA reflect the unwavering work ethic of the cardiovascular physicians, nurses and staff. Finally, this accolade confirms the allegiance from administration and leadership in making MMC a standard bearer in cardiovascular care.”

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