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San Dimas Community Hospital Earns National Recognition For Efforts To Improve Cardiovascular Treatment

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San Dimas Community Hospital Earns National Recognition For Efforts To Improve Cardiovascular Treatment

The American Heart Association presents multiple Achievement Awards for implementation of quality care for patients

San Dimas, Calif., September 8, 2021 San Dimas Community Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

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. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines program, San Dimas Community Hospital applied for the award recognitions by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care for patients.

“San Dimas Community Hospital is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Parrish Scarboro, Chief Executive Officer of San Dimas Community Hospital. “The Mission: Get with the Guidelines program helps put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients.”

This year, San Dimas Community Hospital received the following Achievement Awards:

• Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD

• Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure GOLD PLUS

“We are pleased to recognize San Dimas Community Hospital for their commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

About San Dimas Community Hospital

San Dimas Community Hospital is an award winning, 101-bed facility serving the San Dimas, Glendora, Covina and La Verne, California communities with compassionate, quality care. Services include 24-hour emergency care, a family birth center, orthopedic surgery, advanced diagnostic services, cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal services. A three-time recipient of the 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health, San Dimas Community Hospital’s has also been acknowledged by the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, and is a recipient of the prestigious Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Learn more at sandimashospital.com.

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.

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