Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center recognized

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center received two national American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines awards recently, including Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and the Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, the latter for the sixth year in a row.

The hospital earned the awards by “meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure and stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

“These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines,” read a PVHMC press release. “Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their conditions and overall health. Patients get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.”

As a designated comprehensive stroke center, chest pain venter and STEMI receiving center, PVHMC has also met “specific scientific guidelines featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke and heart failure patients admitted to the emergency department,” read the release.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the number one and number five causes of death in the U.S., respectively.

To learn more, visit pvhmc.org/centers-of-excellence/stead-heart-vascular-center.

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