Grand View Health Receives Get With The Guidelines® Honors for Heart Failure, AFib Care

October 19th, 2020

The Grand View Health team — including (l-r) Benita Grill, Director, Progressive Care Unit; Lynn Snyder, Manager, Cardiology; Sam Coleman, MD, Cardiologist, Alderfer & Travis Cardiology; Karen Lynott, Navigator, Stroke and Heart Failure, and Mitchell Greenspan, MD, Cardiologist, Buxmont Cardiology Associates — celebrates achieving Get With the Guidelines honors for heart failure and Afib care.

Grand View Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA), receiving awards for delivering the highest level of care for heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AFib). The awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines employing the latest scientific evidence. Grand View has been recognized in the following categories for 2020:

  • Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Plus With Target: HF Honor Roll Award
  • Get With The Guidelines – Atrial Fibrillation Gold Award

Grand View Hospital is the only hospital in Southeastern Pa. to earn the AFib Gold Award.

“We continually strive to deliver the highest level of care for our heart patients. Following the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines recommendations helps us track and measure our success and continuously improve patient care,” says Jane Ferry, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Grand View Health.

According to the AHA, AFib is a heart condition that accounts for about one-third of rhythm disturbances and is associated with a five-fold increased risk of stroke. Proper treatment of AFib can reduce the risk of stroke and may also reduce the risk for heart failure.

Heart failure affects more than 6.5 million adults in the United States, and individuals with heart failure that is not well-managed typically experience frequent, recurrent hospitalization. Proper medication management, utilization of implantable devices and consistent healthy lifestyle choices, can help people with heart failure lead a full, enjoyable life and reduce hospitalizations.