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CPRMC earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

on Monday, 01 November 2021. Posted in Local News

CPRMC earns national recognition for efforts  to improve cardiovascular treatment
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center recently received an American Heart Association Achievement Award for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital. Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines program, Carolina Pines applied for the award recognitions by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care for patients. “Carolina Pines is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Dr. Brian Sponseller, chief medical officer at Carolina Pines. “The Mission: Lifeline and Get with the Guidelines programs help put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients.” This year, Carolina Pines received the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke SILVER PLUS Award with Honor Roll and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. “We are pleased to recognize Carolina Pines for their commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Dr.Lee H. Schwamm, national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Quality Oversight Committee. “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.”