American Heart Association recognizes Montclair Hospital Medical Center’s commitment
to quality heart failure care
(Montclair, Calif., July 8, 2019) – Montclair Hospital Medical Center has received the American Heart
Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The
award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most
appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded on the latest scientific evidence. The goal is to speed recovery and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
Montclair Hospital Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies.
Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall
health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
“Montclair Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to providing excellent care for all our patients,” said Gail Aviado, Chief Nursing Officer. “That’s why we’re proud to be among the hospitals recently recognized by the American Heart Association for our excellence in implementing the Get With The Guidelines® program. Not only is it a recognition of our commitment. it’s also a reflection of how much our staff truly cares about our patients and our community.”
Montclair Hospital Medical Center is also recognized on the association’s Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll. Hospitals are required to meet specific criteria that improves medication adherence, provides early follow-up care and coordination and enhances patient education. The goal is to reduce hospital readmissions and help patients improve their quality of life in managing this chronic condition.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. Many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when their condition is
managed with proper medications or devices and with healthy lifestyle changes.
Montclair Hospital Medical Center offers emergency services, labor and delivery, surgical services,
cardiopulmonary services and more in a boutique environment that serves patients and their families close to home.
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 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit
About Montclair Hospital Medical Center
Montclair Hospital Medical Center, a not-for-profit member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, was
originally founded by a group of community physicians in 1973. Montclair Hospital, a 106-bed acute
care hospital, received the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation award from IBM Watson Health, the
Patient Safety Excellence award by Healthgrades® and the Women’s Choice Award® for America’s
Best Emergency Care. For more information visit www.montclair-hospital.org