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American Heart Association recognizes Windber’s work with heart-failure patients

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.
“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber was recognized Wednesday for improving the quality of life for its heart failure patients by meeting at least 85 percent of those core standard levels of care, said Steve Dentel, director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association.

“The measures are evidence-based guidelines published through the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology,” Dentel said, presenting the Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines bronze award for performance and achievement in heart failure treatment.

“It is about patient outcomes and it’s about patients going home with the medicines and information they need,” Dentel told Windber’s team. “The changes you made have affected your patients, but not only them – their families and your community.”

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