Heart Disease

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center pleased to earn American Heart Association Awards
  • CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center earned the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for ensuring prompt, evidence-based care for heart attack patients — beginning with the initial 9-1-1 call, then restoring blood flow to the heart and finally discharge. The award recognizes 85 percent or higher composite compliance to all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality achievement indicators with 75% or higher compliance using aggregated 2017 data on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the care of STEMI patients.
  • CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center received the Get with the Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Award for its commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The hospital achieved 85 percent or higher compliance with the program’s achievement measures and 75% or higher compliance for quality measures for two consecutive years.
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