HCA Florida Northside Hospital is nationally acknowledged for its dedication to offering high-quality coronary heart failure care

HCA Florida Northside Hospital Coronary heart Failure and Valve Middle caregivers have fun the clinic’s 10 -year anniversary with (second from proper) hospital CEO Valerie Powell-Stafford.

The American Coronary heart Affiliation presents Get With The Pointers® – Coronary heart Failure Gold Plus award for confirmed dedication to making sure all coronary heart failure sufferers have entry to finest practices and life-saving care

ST PETERSBURG, FLA (JULY 14, 2023) — HCA Florida Northside Hospital has obtained the American Coronary heart Affiliation’s Get With The Pointers® – Coronary heart Failure Gold Plus high quality achievement award for its dedication to enhancing outcomes for sufferers with coronary heart failure.

“I’m so pleased with our devoted groups who present coronary heart failure sufferers with an impressive inpatient expertise that always extends to our extremely regarded outpatient program on the Coronary heart Failure and Valve Clinic,” mentioned Valerie Powell-Stafford, CEO HCA Florida Northside Hospital. “These caregivers are making a distinction within the lives of our sufferers by following the newest remedy pointers, teaching and supporting sufferers by their well being journey.”

About 6 million U.S. adults reside with coronary heart failure, a quantity that’s anticipated to extend to greater than 8 million by 2030.[1] Regardless of the title, the prognosis doesn’t imply that the center has stopped working – it means the center is having a tough time pumping blood and oxygen all through the physique. Whereas there’s no remedy, sufferers can dwell a high quality life by working with their well being care workforce to create and keep on with a plan that will embody treatment, symptom monitoring and life-style adjustments.

The Get With The Pointers – Coronary heart Failure high quality achievement award is earned by hospitals that display a dedication to treating sufferers in line with probably the most up-to-date pointers as outlined by the American Coronary heart Affiliation. Get With The Pointers places the experience of the American Coronary heart Affiliation to work for hospitals nationwide, serving to guarantee affected person care is aligned with the newest research- and evidence-based pointers. This system goals to rising wholesome days at residence and scale back hospital readmissions for coronary heart failure sufferers.

Annually, program contributors qualify for the award recognition by demonstrating how their group has dedicated to offering high quality take care of HF sufferers. Along with following remedy pointers, Get With The Pointers contributors additionally present training to sufferers to assist them handle their HF at residence.

“We’re happy to acknowledge the leaders and groups at HCA Florida Northside Hospital for a powerful dedication to caring for individuals with coronary heart failure,” mentioned Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA, nationwide chairperson of the American Coronary heart Affiliation Coronary heart Failure techniques of care advisory group and chief, division of cardiology at Northwestern College, Feinberg College of Drugs. “Hospitals that take part in Get With The Pointers high quality enchancment applications usually see higher affected person outcomes, fewer readmissions and decrease mortality charges – a win for well being care techniques, households and communities.”

HCA Florida Northside Hospital moreover obtained the American Coronary heart Affiliation’s Get With The Pointers® – Stroke – SILVER PLUS with Goal: Stroke Honor Roll Elite plus and Goal: Kind 2 Diabetes Honor Roll™ awards. Northside Hospital is a Complete Stroke Middle offering the newest remedies and applied sciences for stroke sufferers. The Goal: Kind 2 Diabetes program helps to make sure sufferers with Kind 2 diabetes, who is perhaps at increased threat for issues, obtain probably the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized as a consequence of coronary heart illness or stroke.

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About HCA Florida Northside Hospital

Serving the neighborhood since 1976, HCA Florida Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, providing a full vary of companies together with complete and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and backbone remedy an ER 24/7®, and common surgical procedure.  As one of many first hospitals within the space to attain Atrial Fibrillation Certification (SCPC), our technologically superior hospital permits our extremely expert physicians, nursing, and caregivers to serve our rising neighborhood.   HCA Florida Northside Hospital is the primary nationally acknowledged Complete Stroke Middle in Pinellas County and nationally acknowledged for high quality and security by incomes an ‘A’ Affected person Security grade from the Leapfrog Group Spring 2020 and 2021.  Our workers voted us a Tampa Bay Instances High Office in 2020.  With campus-based specialised companies together with the Tampa Bay Coronary heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute for Interventional Neuroradiology and neurologic care, HCA Florida Northside Hospital continues to reinforce and broaden its companies to raised serve the neighborhood.

About Get With The Pointers®

Get With The Pointers® is the American Coronary heart Affiliation/American Stroke Affiliation’s hospital-based high quality enchancment program that gives hospitals with the newest research-based pointers. Developed with the objective of saving lives and hastening restoration, Get With The Pointers has touched the lives of greater than 12 million sufferers since 2001. For extra data, go to coronary heart.org.