St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has earned five Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) for 2017, more than was received by any other hospital in Fairfield County.
Two awards recognized the hospital’s commitment to providing stroke treatment according to the latest guidelines. These were the “Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” and the “Target: Stroke Honor Roll.”
The hospital received a “Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” for implementing specific measures to help patients with heart failure.
The hospital also received “Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving” and “Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement” awards. These awards recognize quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
“St. Vincent’s is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our heart failure, stroke and heart attack patients, and implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline programs are helping us accomplish that goal through nationally respected clinical guidelines,” said Vicki Briggs, president and CEO of the medical center.