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HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe nationally recognized for providing high-quality cardiovascular care

The three American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievements awarded to Conroe acknowledges their commitment to stroke care.

September 15, 2023
Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus: American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

The American Heart Association presents the Get With The Guidelines awards for proven dedication to best practices and life-saving care

Conroe, Texas — HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe has received three American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence and research-based guidelines. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines programs, HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” said Matt Davis, CEO at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe. “Get With The Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which studies show can help patients recover better. The end goal is to ensure more people in our community can experience longer, healthier lives.”

This year, HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe received these achievement awards:

  • Get With The Guidelines — Stroke GOLD PLUS
  • Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

“We are incredibly pleased to recognize HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe for its commitment to caring for patients with stroke,” said Steven Messe, M.D., volunteer chairperson of the American Heart Association Stroke System of Care Advisory Group and professor of neurology and director of fellowships of neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “Participation in Get With The Guidelines is associated with improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates — a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

September 15, 2023
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