More than 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. When that requires a hospital stay, you want to go somewhere that’s on the cutting edge of treatment for your condition.
Six Fairview hospitals have received the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement Award.
Our hospitals earned the award by using treatments founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is faster recovery time and reducing the chance of the patient needing to be readmitted.
Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Range Medical Center, Fairview Northland Medical Center and University of Minnesota Medical Center each received “gold” certification for achieving the AHA’s standards for two years or more. Fairview Lakes Medical Center received “silver” certification for achieving the standards for one year.
Cardiology services at these hospitals are provided by University of Minnesota Health Heart Care, in partnership with Fairview providers and staff.
“Heart failure is a very startling diagnosis, both for patients and their families, but there’s so much we can do to help people with heart failure lead full, happy lives,” says Laura Reed, Fairview’s Chief Nursing Executive and President of Fairview hospitals. “We’re proud that the AHA has recognized our commitment to improving the lives of our heart failure patients.”