SAN ANGELO — Shannon Medical Center received four awards from the American Heart Association for its heart and stroke care, according to a news release.
“These awards recognize Shannon’s continued dedication to improving the quality of care for our heart attack, heart failure and stroke patients,” said Rudy Haddad, MD, Shannon Clinic Interventional Cardiologist. “These recognitions are made possible by a team of experts across our organization that is focused on the best care for our patients. We are happy to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team.”
This is the fourth consecutive year Shannon has received the heart attack and heart failure awards, and the sixth consecutive year receiving the stroke award.
These recognitions include:
Lifeline Gold Receiving Achievement Award and Lifeline NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award
“Shannon received these awards for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks,” according to the release.
Shannon met specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital.
Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
“Shannon earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period,” the release stated. “These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies.”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment.
“Shannon earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period,” according to the release.