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Central Florida Regional Hospital recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Implementing Quality Heart Disease and Stroke Care

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August 17, 2012

Sanford, FL  – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Central Florida Regional Hospital for its achievements using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program.

Central Florida Regional Hospital is the only hospital in Orange, Seminole or West Volusia counties featured in the “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of US News & World Report (August issue) to commemorate their receipt of the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. A total of 1,262 awards were given for achievement in heart attack, stroke and heart failure treatment. Get With The Guidelines is a hospital-based quality-improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for heart and stroke patients utilizing the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. Currently more than 1,400 hospitals participate in the program.

“We are grateful for this recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our achievements in their Get With The Guidelines program,” said Wendy Brandon, Chief Executive Officer, Central Florida Regional Hospital. “Get With The Guidelines gives our professionals tools and reports they need to provide our patients with exceptional care.  Our entire team is dedicated to the highest quality care for every patient and this program is one of the many initiatives we utilize to ensure we achieve that goal.”  

Hospitals recognized in each category achieve at least 85 percent compliance to Get With The Guidelines measures. Those achieving 85 percent compliance for 24 consecutive months receive the Gold Performance Achievement Award, with the Silver Performance Achievement Award going to those with 85 percent compliance for 12 consecutive months. Special recognition is also given for those hospitals achieving 85 percent compliance in two or all three categories and/or for being in 75 percent compliance with heart failure and/or stroke measures.

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