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Heart Failure Measures

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  • Recognized by the American Heart Associated as Get with the Guidelines Gold recipient for Heart Failure care
  • Recognized by the Joint Commission disease specific certification program in Advanced Heart Failure

Heart Failure

PinnacleHealth is committed to improve the quality of care for patients with congestive heart failure by promoting the use of evidence-based practice to reduce complications, mortality, length of stay and readmissions.  The multidisciplinary team collaborates to maintain compliance with an extensive list of standards.

Our Heart Failure program is recognized as an Advanced Heart Failure Program via The Joint Commission’s Disease Specific Certification program.    

Our Heart Failure program participates in the American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” (GWTG) program).    In 2014, PinnacleHealth received the GWTG Gold Award. This award recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated at least 85% compliance in the five GWTG–Heart Failure Achievement Measures for 24 consecutive months or more. 

Accomplishments include:
  • 100% performance on all CMS and TJC Process of Care measures in every quarter since 2010
  • Significant reduced Heart Failure readmission rates from 23.9% to 19.6%
  • Significantly reduced inpatient mortality rates from 3.6% to 2.5% and reduced 30 day mortality rates from 14.6% to

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