Jun 27, 2022 Monmouth Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

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John Sayson, Director of Patient Care for the Cardiac Cath Lab, Lisa Porth, RRT, NPS, Regional Director, Respiratory Care Services, and Maurren Bowe, MSN, RN, Administrative Director of Cardiology Services, Renal & Nursing Resources, gather at the American Heart Association’s 2022 Garden State Go Red for Women breakfast held on June 22.

Long Branch, NJ, June 27, 2022 – The American Heart Association (AHA) has once again recognized MMC nationally for the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll recognition.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

Additionally, this year the AHA and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have launched a collaborative landmark initiative called Know Diabetes by Heart™ to comprehensively combat the national public health impact of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and disability for people living with type 2 diabetes. Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ provides health care professionals with resources and tools to address this urgent challenge and be recognized in a new honor roll for their treatment of heart failure and stroke patients with type 2 diabetes.

MMC earned the award — the highest level of achievement — by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure and type 2 diabetes patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

“Monmouth Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients with heart failure and Type 2 diabetes by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure initiative,” said Eric Carney, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”

At MMC, The Healthy Lives Program brings together a multidisciplinary team of medical experts to effectively monitor heart failure, as well as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia patients. The program is designed to provide interventions to manage symptoms and prevent the need for emergency care or hospital readmissions. Participation in The Healthy Lives Program can begin as an inpatient before hospital discharge or a patient can be referred on an outpatient basis. To learn more, call 732.923.6702.

CONTACT: Kathy Horan
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