Two Loma Linda University Health facilities receive American Heart Association awards

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Two Loma Linda University Health facilities receive American Heart Association awards
Oct 27, 2019  |  Loma Linda, California, United States  | 

Two Loma Linda University Health facilities receive American Heart Association awards

Staff from Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital team accept the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® Resuscitation Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the Pediatric Population. [Photo courtesy of Loma Linda University Health]

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Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital are recipients of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 2019 Get With The Guidelines® — Resuscitation quality achievement awards, designating both facilities as exemplary in implementing high standards of resuscitation care. 

Both entities took home four awards combined — one Silver and three Gold. Children’s Hospital received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the Pediatric Population and the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the Neonate Population. The Medical Center received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the Adult Population and the Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll.

Loma Linda University Health’s chief of quality and patient safety, Ihab R. Dorotta, MD, says these recognitions prove that employees are getting it right day in and day out with pre-determined procedures they deploy to quickly respond and save lives of both adult and pediatric patients experiencing cardiac arrest. 

“The standard of care our employees offer day in and day out has proven to be a measurable difference for patients who come to us for their care,” Dorotta said. “We are grateful for the hard work our team does daily to save lives at a moment’s notice.”

In May, LLUMC – Murrieta was presented with the 2019 Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. It marked the third year LLUMC – Murrieta has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for quality stroke care.  

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