Nationally Recognized for Quality Care for Stroke and Heart Failure...Again!

Nationally Recognized for Quality Care for Stroke and Heart Failure...Again!

  • Posted Apr 30, 2014
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Holy Cross Hospital's commitment to high quality care was evidenced by two recent national recognitions. For the fifth consecutive year, Holy Cross has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Holy Cross also received the organization’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

“We are proud to be among the hospitals recently recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for our commitment to excellent care,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick Taylor, MD. “Get WithThe Guidelines programs include performance feedback reporting for continuous quality improvement which assists us in providing the latest evidenced-based care to our patients and driving advances nationwide.”

Comprehensive Stroke Care

Holy Cross received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

The non-profit hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality and achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients for 24 consecutive months.  These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
Through its Comprehensive Stroke Center, Holy Cross provides round-the-clock personnel, infrastructure, expertise and programs to diagnose and treat stroke and transient ischemic attack patients who require a high degree of medical, surgical and endovascular care, specialized tests or interventional treatments. The center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Leading Edge Cardiac Care

American Heart Association Get WithThe Guidelines-Heart Failure is an in-hospital program for improving care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest clinical treatment guidelines. Numerous published studies demonstrate the program's success in achieving significant patient outcome improvements and reductions in 30-day readmissions. The Silver Plus award is an advanced level of recognition for meeting achievement and quality measures within the program for 12 consecutive months.

The Holy Cross Hospital Congestive Heart Failure Clinic provides intensive personalized therapy and develops individual programs that educate patients about heart failure, optimize chronic medications and help patients manage their disease. Holy Cross Hospital, through its Heart Failure Clinic, is also a designated LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) shared care facility. The Clinic helps previously end-stage heart failure patients through LVAD, cardiac and heart failure management while they are traveling or moving to South Florida, away from their implantation site. The Clinic works closely with implantation sites around the country to ensure good quality of life and peace of mind for patients as they travel.

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About the Center

The Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center at Holy Cross offers the latest in high-tech cardiac care. Holy Cross was the first in Broward County to offer Induced Hypothermia, which has shown to increase the odds of surviving cardiac arrest, and has been shown to improve neurological outcomes after such an event. We were also the first in Florida to use the Prime ECG Vest which, in select patients, may give physicians additional data beyond a traditional electrocardiogram. Our outstanding cardiovascular team, utilizing cutting-edge technology, can treat any heart and vascular situation especially in an emergency.

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