HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball nationally recognized for providing high-quality cardiovascular care
Tomball has earned four 2023 American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards in recognition of their treatment of heart disease.
The American Heart Association presents the Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline awards for proven dedication to best practices and life-saving care
Tomball, Texas — HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball has received four 2023 American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards and one 2023 American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline achievement award for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease, 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.
Mission: Lifeline put 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 the Mission: Lifeline programs, HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast qualified for the awards by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.
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 Tomball qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.
“HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” said Robert Marmerstein, CEO at HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball. “The Mission: Lifeline programs make 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 Tomball received these achievement awards:
- Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- Get With The Guidelines — Stroke SILVER PLUS
- Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
- Mission: Lifeline Award Gold Receiving Plus
“We are pleased to recognize HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates — a win for health care systems, families and communities.”