Hospital receives 2 AHA awards

Maui Memorial Medical Center has received two Get With The Guidelines awards for 2013. MMMC received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and also the Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The awards recognize MMMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke and heart failure patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines, according to a news release.

This marks the fifth year that MMMC has been recognized with a quality achievement award for heart care and the third year that it has been recognized for stroke care.

Get With The Guidelines helps MMMC’s staff develop and implement acute and secondary prevention guideline processes to improve patient care and outcomes. The program provides hospitals with a Web-based patient management tool, best practice discharge protocols and standing orders, along with a robust registry and real-time benchmarking capabilities to track performance.

The quick and efficient use of guideline procedures can improve the quality of care for patients and may reduce disability and save lives.