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Lowell General Hospital Earns American Heart Association 2011 Gold Plus Award for Treatment of Heart Failure

Hospital Sustains Clinical Quality Gold Plus Standards of the AHA's Get With The GuidelinesSM

Program for Heart Failure

August 9, 2011– Lowell, Mass. – Lowell General Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with the 2011 Gold Plus award recognition for Get With The GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure Performance.This achievement indicates that the hospital reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for 24 consecutive months.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines program recognizes hospitals for their success in using Get With The Guidelines to improve quality of care and outcomes for heart disease and stroke patients.

"At Lowell General Hospital it is just as important to us to educate our patients on heart failure as it is to treat them. We encourage the quality of life and improved heart health," says Patricia Morse RN, BSN, director of heart and vascular services at Lowell General Hospital. "The outcomes of The AHA's Get With The Guidelines program at Lowell General Hospital are proven, we've used the program and it works. We are proud to be a part of the American Heart Association's effort to turn guidelines into lifelines."

Certifications and standards of excellence are core to heart and vascular care at Lowell General Hospital as well as to the hospital's mission of Patients First. Lowell General Hospital is proud to maintain recognition by the American Heart Association for quality care in treating heart failure.

The Heart and Vascular Center at Lowell General Hospital offers a variety of services and technology for exceptional cardiovascular care. At Lowell General Hospital advanced cardiac care is close to home with a team of qualified staff and cardiologists specializing in cardiac care, critical care services and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology. Click here for more information.

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