Tampa, Florida (August 31, 2017) – Tampa Community Hospital has earned a place in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s roster of hospitals recognized for achievement in the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke healthcare quality program. The list of award-winning hospitals appears in a 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue congratulatory ad. A STROKE SILVER PLUS was earned by Tampa Community Hospital and is one of 250 hospitals nationwide to earn recognition for stroke care.
Get With The Guidelines–Stroke was developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to help healthcare professionals align stroke care with the most up-to-date scientific treatment guidelines. Stroke treatment guidelines include aggressive therapies and medications that can help improve patient care and outcomes. Hospitals must follow these measures at a set level for a designated period of time to be eligible for achievement awards.
“Tampa Community Hospital is proud to be named as one of America’s best hospitals for stroke care,” said Melissa Lofton, RN, JD, CPHRM, CPPS, LHRM, CPHQ | VP Quality & Patient Safety. “This honor recognizes our unfaltering commitment to providing cardiovascular patients with quality, evidence-based treatment that is the heart of our life-saving quality programs. Today, more than 47 percent of the nation’s hospitals participate in at least one of the eight quality initiatives recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. We are honored to be included in this list of hospitals who clearly demonstrate passion and dedication to delivering better patient outcomes,” she added.
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines offers a suite of hospital-based quality programs addressing a spectrum of cardiovascular conditions and stroke. Numerous published scientific studies demonstrate that adherence to Get With The Guidelines quality measures can lead to better patient outcomes, including increased survival.
About Tampa Community Hospital
For more than 35 years, Tampa Community Hospital (formerly Town and Country Hospital) has served northwest Hillsborough and northeast Pinellas counties with comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical and emergency services. Our 201-bed hospital is committed to providing high quality health care with a focus on customer service. With a team of 450 employees and over 300 physicians, Tampa Community Hospital is equipped with the expertise and technology to provide a wide array of health services. For more information or a free physician referral, call 1-855-245-8330 or go to tampacommunityhospital.com.
About Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality and find a recognized hospital near you.