Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center (LHDCMC) has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical. 

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus programs, LHDCMC applied for the award recognitions by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care for patients.

“Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Deneen Richmond, president of Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center. “The Mission: Lifeline and Get with the Guidelines programs help put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients. I applaud our team for providing high-quality care to patients every single day.”

This year, Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center received the following Achievement Awards:

  • Target Stroke ELITE Honor Roll
  • Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 

“We are pleased to recognize Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center for their commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”