BAKERSFIELD, CA (June 29, 2022) Mercy and Memorial Hospitals have received 5 American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline achievement awards. These awards demonstrate our commitment to following up-to-date research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and 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. However, studies show patients recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.
Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide to align patient care with the latest evidence-and research-based guidelines. As participants in Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline programs, Mercy and Memorial qualified for the awards by demonstrating how our organization has committed to improving quality care.
This year, our three Dignity Health Bakersfield hospitals received these achievement awards for heart and stroke care:
- Memorial Hospital
- Get With The Guidelines: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
- Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Gold
- Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Plus
- Mercy Hospital Downtown
- Get With The Guidelines: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes
- Mercy Hospital Southwest
- Get With The Guidelines: Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes
The Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center at Memorial Hospital is the area’s most advanced cardiovascular care center for treating heart and vascular diseases, including congenital heart defects, heart attack, and stroke. Memorial is a Certified STEMI Receiving Center, capable of treating the most deadly types of heart attacks, and is a Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), specializing in the removal of blood clots from the brain during an ischemic stroke. All three Dignity Health Bakersfield hospitals are nationally Certified Stroke Centers.