Quality standards and exclusive rankings earn Largo Medical Center a spot in the 2015 Best Hospital edition of U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is recognized for implementing the latest research-based treatment guidelines for patients through the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines? program. Get With The Guidelines® is a hospital-based quality improvement program created to ensure hospitals consistently care for heart and stroke patients using the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations.
During 2015, the care that Largo Medical Center’s staff provides was recognized with:
- Gold Plus for Quality Achievement in Heart Failure
- Gold Plus for Quality Achievement in Stroke
- Mission Lifeline: Silver Plus in Quality Achievement for Heart Attacks
- Honor Roll participant in the Target: Stroke quality achievement program
“We are proud the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has chosen the ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ issue of U.S. News & World Report to recognize Largo Medical Center for our achievements in the Get With The Guidelines® quality improvement programs ,” said Anthony Degina, Largo Medical Center CEO. “Get With The Guidelines gives our healthcare teams the tools they need to enhance the treatment and care of our patients.”
“In a healthcare environment that demands more of providers than ever before, priorities are set with care. That's why we're pleased to know that your hospital team is committed to our Get With The Guidelines® quality improvement program. It's a commitment your hospital has demonstrated by achieving award-level adherence to up-to-date researchbased treatment guidelines for STROKE, HEART FAILURE and STEMI patients,” said Kathy Fenelon, Regional Vice President Quality & Systems Improvement Initiatives, American Heart Association.
More than 1,700 hospitals received awards for their achievements in heart, stroke and resuscitation care.