Kathy Fenelon, Regional VP of Quality & Systems Improvement from the American Heart Association, presents CEO Robert Meade and team with the recent quality awards.

Each year hundreds of patients are treated at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota for stroke, heart attack and heart failure. The ensure local residents get the best care, the hospital has made a commitment to follow specific quality measures by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation. The hospital was recently recognized with several quality awards. Including:

  • Stroke Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. The Honor Roll Elite Plus award recognizes facilities that give lifesaving clot busters in less than 60 minutes and additionally in less than 45 minutes in at least 50% of the time.
  • Heart Failure Silver Plus
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center - Silver

The hospital earned these awards by meeting specific quality measures for the diagnosis and treatment of patients; proper use of medications; and before patients are discharged, receiving information on managing their conditions and a follow up appointment. The goal is to reduce hospital readmissions and help patients improve their quality of life.

“Doctors Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care for all our patients. These programs track and measure our success in meeting internationally respected guidelines. I am extremely proud of our team for all they do each day putting our patients and quality first,” said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

“We are pleased to recognize Doctors Hospital for their commitment to heart failure, heart attack and stroke care,” said Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. “Research has shown there are benefits to patients who are treated at hospitals that have adopted these guidelines.”