Maui Memorial Medical Center leads the state in quality care for heart disease and stroke

Maui Memorial Medical Center. (2022) PC: Wendy Osher

Maui Memorial Medical Center has earned the prestigious Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program for excellence in cardiac and stroke care.

The Heart Failure Gold Plus and Stroke Gold Plus awards recognize MMMC’s demonstrated excellence and commitment to current research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke. This saves lives, reduces recovery times and readmissions.

MMMC has received recognition for the following AHA awards:

Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll + Target Diabetes – One of only two hospitals in the state to receive this distinction. Hospitals are required to meet specific criteria, including improving medication adherence, providing early follow-up care and improving patient education. The goal is to reduce hospital readmissions by helping patients manage their health and improve their quality of life.

Target: Elite Stroke Honor List + Target Diabetes – In addition to receiving the Gold Plus Achievement for Excellence in Stroke Care, MMMC was awarded the Honor Roll Elite and Diabetes Honor Roll status which recognizes high performance through time to intravenous thrombolytic therapy in less than 60 minutes.

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“MMMC is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and appropriate stroke care,” said Mariah Mossman, stroke program manager in a statement. hurry. “We are committed to ensuring that more people on Maui live longer, healthier lives.”

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This is the 14th consecutive year that MMMC has received this quality award. MMMC also meets specific scientific guidelines as a Certified Primary Stroke Center with a comprehensive system for prompt diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.

“We are thrilled to recognize Maui Memorial Medical Center for their commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular and stroke care,” said John Warner, MD, FAHA, past president of American Heart Health System Association and Executive Vice President. business at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see better patient outcomes, fewer readmissions, and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.

“Our team is dedicated to providing safe, quality and compassionate care to our patients,” said Michael Rembis, CEO of Maui Health. “Our Maui Health hospitals perform at or above national standards on many national criteria, quality scores and patient satisfaction ratings, and we are proud of these recognitions and our team of committed healthcare professionals who provide exceptional quality care.