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American Heart Association Presents St. Mary Medical Center with First Ever Get with the Guidelines® Silver Award for Heart Failure


On Friday, August 10, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center was presented with the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award.

This is the first time St. Mary was honored with this recognition, which demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. The Silver Quality Achievement Award illustrates one full year in meeting specific measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients, including education, medication management, and follow-up care plans. The goal is a smooth recovery process while reducing hospital readmissions.

About Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California.   The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity, and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP Center of Excellence by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.  St. Mary is recognized by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.

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