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Baptist DeSoto Earns an American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Achievement Award

Baptist DeSoto earned an American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Achievement Award for their work in implementing quality improvement measures that help ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient, coordinated care. This improved care can translate into shorter recovery times, fewer return hospital visits and more lives saved.

Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events.

“Baptist DeSoto is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Brian Hogan, administrator and CEO of Baptist DeSoto. “Get With The Guidelines programs help put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients.”

Earlier this year, the American Heart Association recognized Baptist DeSoto with its Get With The Guidelines ­­– Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll awards.

“Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates,” said Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and executive vice chair of neurology and director of acute stroke services at Massachusetts General Hospital.