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Heidenreich of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto (Calif.) Health Care System and his fellow authors, all from the GWTG steering committee, acknowledged that the best-performing hospitals tended to be ones that were exceptionally well funded before the program began.
Fonarow is chairman of the GWTG Science Subcommittee.
A recipient of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation's National Cardiology Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry-Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Performance Achievement Award, the Center for Cardiovascular Health treats patients with the combination of advanced technologies and best practices and is equipped with the latest advancements in cardiac digital imaging systems.
In addition, the GWTG Patient Management Tool provides access to up-to-date cardiovascular and stroke science at the point of care.
The new MI mortality findings provide strong support for programs such as the AHXs Get With the Guidelines (GWTG), the ACC's GAP (Guidelines Applied in Practice), and the national quality improvement program for unstable angina CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes With Early Implementation of the ACC-AHA Guidelines), the cardiologist added.
Outcome Sciences, Inc., serves as the data collection and coordination center for the initial in-hospital data collection via GWTG. The Duke Clinical Research Institute serves as the data analysis center for both GWTG-S and AVAIL and has an agreement to analyze the aggregate de-identified data for research purposes.
South Nassau Communities Hospital was recently presented the GWTG Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for a second consecutive year (see attached press release) and is a member of the GWTG's Target: Stroke Honor Roll for improving stroke care.
South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of just 167 hospitals nationwide to be awarded the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation's National Cardiology Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry-Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2011.
Memorial also achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with 5 of the 9 GWTG Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.
The hospital has been awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) program's Gold Performance Achievement Award for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) two consecutive years.
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