Eight Texas Health hospitals and joint ventures have earned recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for their heart attack and stroke patient care. Seven of the hospitals were given the Mission Lifeline awards for heart attack treatment, and five received Get With the Guidelines awards for stroke and/or heart failure care.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases kill more people each year than all forms of cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease combined. In 2017, cardiovascular disease accounted for more than 17.5 million deaths in the U.S. and by 2030, that number will be more than 22 million.
“With cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in North Texas, these prestigious recognitions highlighted by the American Heart Association emphasize Texas Health’s strong commitment to treating patients living with chronic diseases,” said Kirk King, Texas Health’s executive vice president and hospital channel chief operating officer via release. “Texas Health will continuously focus on providing North Texans with resources to treat, manage and even prevent cardiovascular disease’s negative impact on each consumer’s quality of life.”
The AMHA’s Mission: Lifeline program is broken up between STEMI (full blockage of the coronary artery) and NSTEMI (partial blockage).
This year’s recipients for the Mission: Lifeline (STEMI) award include:
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth – Silver Plus and Bronze Plus award levels
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford – Gold Plus award level
- Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington – Gold Plus award level
- Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South – Gold award level
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas – Silver Plus award level
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton – Gold Plus award level
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano – Gold Plus award level
Texas Health HEB also achieved Gold level status for this year’s Mission: Lifeline (NSTEMI) award.
The Get With The Guidelines awards recognize a hospital’s stoke care, and hopes to expedite recovery and reduce readmissions for stroke and heart failure patients. The 2020 Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure award recipients included:
- Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital – Gold Plus and Target Heart Failure Honor Roll award levels
- Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington – Gold Plus and Target Heart Failure Honor Roll award levels
Receiving the Get With The Guidelines Stroke award for 2020 were:
- Texas Health Arlington Memorial – Gold Plus and Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll award levels
- Texas Health Fort Worth – Gold Plus and Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll award levels
- Texas Health Dallas – Gold Plus, Target Stroke Honor Roll and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award levels
- Texas Health Denton – Gold Plus and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award levels