Grand View Health Receives ‘Get With The Guidelines®’ Honors for Heart Failure, Stroke, Diabetes Care

August 2nd, 2022  Topics: Press Release

Grand View Health has been recognized by the American Heart Association, receiving quality achievement awards for the treatment of stroke, heart failure and type 2 diabetes. The awards recognize Grand View Health’s ability to save more lives, shorten recovery times and reduce patient readmission rates based on following research-based guidelines for care.

Grand View Health has been recognized in the following categories in 2022:

  • Get With The Guidelines® GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines® GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

“We continually strive to deliver the highest level of care for people with stroke, heart failure and diabetes,” says Douglas Hughes, RN, BSN, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Grand View Health. “Following the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines recommendations helps us track and measure our success in treating these chronic conditions, allowing us to continuously improve patient care.”

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times. Diabetes is risk factor for stroke that can be managed.

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

Promoting constant adherence to guidelines for stroke, heart failure and diabetes care can help reduce or prevent long-term effects of these chronic conditions.