Genesis HealthCare System Receives Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
Commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment
Zanesville, OH (Aug. 3, 2018) Genesis HealthCare System received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.
“It takes commitment and collaboration to achieve this level of care. The dedication of the Genesis HealthCare System’s physicians and staff is quite remarkable,” said Salman Siddiqui, M.D., cardiologist, Genesis Heart & Vascular Services. “This was achieved by a team focused on patients, their outcomes and helping them manage their heart failure.”
More than 65 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure, according to the American Heart Association. The award is earned by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for 12 consecutive months. The measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.