PAMC Recognized for High-Quality Heart Care
Anchorage, AK – Providence Alaska Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program. PAMC and 814 other hospitals are featured in a special advertisement in the “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of US News & World Report (July issue) to commemorate their receipt of Get With The Guidelines Awards. A total of 961 awards were given for achievement in coronary artery disease, stroke and/or heart failure treatment. PAMC was a Silver Performance Achievement Award Winner in the heart failure category. “This award confirms our commitment to providing high-quality, evidence-based care for our patients,” said PAMC chief executive Richard Mandsager, MD. “Providence Alaska Medical Center is the premier heart center in Alaska, and we are proud to provide this high level of heart care for Alaskans from across the state.” Hospitals recognized in each category achieved at least 85 percent compliance with Get With The Guidelines measures. Those achieving 85 percent compliance for 24 consecutive months receive the Gold Performance Achievement Award, with the Silver Performance Achievement Award going to those with 85 percent compliance for 12 consecutive months. Get With The Guidelines is a hospital-based quality-improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. The program addresses coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. Currently more than 1,400 hospitals participate in the program. ### About Providence Alaska Medical Center Providence Alaska Medical Center is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about PAMC, visit: www.providence.org/alaska. About Get With The Guidelines Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.
Posted: August 3, 2010
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