St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Receives 3 National Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital has received three Get With The Guidelines achievement awards from the American Heart Association.

The awards are given to hospitals and health systems that demonstrate commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack – the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the U.S., according to a news release.

As a participant in Get With The Guidelines programs, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital qualified for the awards by demonstrating its commitment  to improving quality care.

“Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes,” said Vanessa Zimmerlee, neuroscience program coordinator at the hospital. “The Get With The Guidelines program makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people in Youngstown experience longer, healthier lives.”

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital received the following awards:

  •  Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus.
  •  Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.
  •  Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Elite.

“We are pleased to recognize Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said Dr. John Warner, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.