Tower Health hospitals were recently recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Achievement Awards, Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Achievement Award, and Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Award for treatment of patients with heart attack.
Tower Health recognitions include:
- Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure with Target: Heart Failure and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- GOLD PLUS Level Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll
- Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center – GOLD PLUS
“This prestigious recognition from the American Heart Association recognizes that the physicians and providers at our hospitals are committed to providing the highest quality of care,” said Suzanne Wenderoth, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Physician Enterprise and Interim Chief Medical Officer, Tower Health. “Our teams are committed to providing immediate care using the latest research-based guidelines to ensure our patients have a quick recovery and are able to get back to the life that they love.”
Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability, and speeding recovery times. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke was developed to assist healthcare professionals to provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients.
About Tower Health
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. With approximately 14,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 25 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.
About Mission: Lifeline
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation clinical treatment guidelines. For more information, visit heart.org.
About Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.