Forty-Nine Tenet Hospitals Recognized for Implementing Quality Cardiac Care Measures

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that all of its 49 eligible hospitals have earned recognition from The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program for heart failure.

“We are very proud that all of our eligible hospitals earned recognition from The American Heart Association,” said Kelvin A. Baggett, M.D., Tenet’s chief medical officer. “Our physicians and staff have worked hard to ensure that we are using current evidence-based guidelines and recommendations that are designed to provide quality care for our patients. Get With The Guidelines gives our professionals the tools and reports they need to effectively treat heart failure patients.”

Get With The Guidelines is a hospital-based quality improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac and stroke patients using the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. Hospitals can be recognized at one of these levels:

  • The Gold Plus or Silver Plus Performance Awards honor current gold or silver performance award hospitals that have demonstrated an additional 75 percent compliance with heart failure specific quality measures for at least 12 months.
  • Gold hospitals followed treatment guidelines at least 85 percent of the time and have maintained this performance level for consecutive 12-month intervals.
  • Silver Performance Award hospitals have maintained this performance level for at least 12 months.

The following hospitals earned Gold-Plus Performance Awards:

  • Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Centennial Medical Center, Frisco, Texas
  • Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, N.C.
  • Coastal Carolina Hospital, Hardeeville, S.C.
  • Coral Gables Hospital, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.
  • Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, Fla.
  • Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Manteca, Calif.
  • Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, Calif.
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Hialeah Hospital, Hialeah, Fla.
  • Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • Lake Pointe Medical Center, Rowlett, Texas
  • Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood, Calif.
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center, Los Alamitos, Calif.
  • North Fulton Hospital, Roswell, Ga.
  • North Shore Medical Center – FMC Campus, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, Fla.
  • Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Placentia-Linda Hospital, Placentia, Calif.
  • Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, Texas
  • Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, Bartlett, Tenn.
  • Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Sierra Providence East Medical Center, El Paso, Texas
  • Twin Cities Community Hospital, Templeton, Calif.
  • West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, Fla.

The following Tenet hospitals earned Gold Performance Awards:

  • Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
  • East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Fountain Valley, Calif.
  • Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, N.C.
  • Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • JFK Memorial Hospital, Indio, Calif.
  • Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, Calif.
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • South Fulton Medical Center, East Point, Ga.
  • Spalding Regional Medical Center, Griffin, Ga.
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.

The following Tenet hospitals earned Silver Plus Performance Awards:

  • North Shore Medical Center, Miami, Fla.
  • Sierra Medical Center, El Paso, Texas

The following hospitals earned Silver Performance Awards:

  • Park Plaza Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Sylvan Grove Hospital, Jackson, Ga.

Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Get With The Guidelines national steering committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said, “On behalf of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines team, I want to congratulate Tenet for having its 49 hospitals earn recognition for their outstanding performance in the treatment of heart failure. This is truly an outstanding accomplishment.”

“The goal of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program is to help healthcare providers implement appropriate evidence-based care and protocols that will reduce disability and death and improve the quality of life for patients,” Schwamm said. “Published scientific studies are providing us with more and more evidence that Get With The Guidelines works. Patients are getting the right care they need when they need it. That’s resulting in improved survival.”

Tenet and its hospitals will be recognized during the American Heart Association’s November Scientific Sessions.

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