Tower Health hospitals have received a total of eight American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, saving more lives, shortening recovery times, and reducing readmissions to the hospital. Tower Health recognitions include:

Chestnut Hill Hospital

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

Phoenixville Hospital

  • Get With The Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Pottstown Hospital

  • Get With The Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Plus with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Reading Hospital

  • Get With The Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Mission: Lifeline – STEMI Receiving Center – GOLD PLUS

"Through the ongoing hard work and dedication of our team members, the individuals in our communities know they are in expert and capable hands when they come to our hospitals for their care," said P. Sue Perrotty, Tower Health President and CEO. "Awards and recognitions, such as these from the American Heart Association, demonstrate our mission of providing high-quality healthcare to our patients. I congratulate all of my Tower Health colleagues on this achievement."

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.

Tower Health hospitals qualified for the recognition by demonstrating how they provide quality care for stroke and heart failure patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines winners also provide education to patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.

 

About Tower Health

Tower Health is a regional integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to communities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. With nearly 12,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare provided by Tower Health at Home; TowerDirect ambulance and emergency response; Tower Health Medical Group; and a network of 25 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.

About Get With The Guidelines

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 12 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.

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