September 22, 2021 –Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale was once again nationally recognized by the American Heart Association for its continued success in using the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure and Target: Type 2 Diabetesprograms.
Holy Cross Health received the American Heart Association’s Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll for applying the most up to date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the communities served.
“With compassionate, quality care, our team continues to strive for excellence in delivering advanced treatments that result in positive outcomes for our patients,” said Holy Cross Health President and CEO Mark Doyle.
The goal at Holy Cross is to reduce hospitalizations and improve heart failure patient care by providing intensive personalized therapy, developing individual programs that educate patients about heart failure, optimizing chronic medications and helping patients manage their disease. “We see heart failure management as a team effort, and it is the Holy Cross team that should be applauded for our Gold Plus recognition, which is a true testament that they go above and beyond demonstrating additional measurements to ensure patients receive the absolute best care,” added Doyle.
Holy Cross Health also was recognized with the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll for meeting quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”
Holy Cross Health has a robust diabetes program which guides patients into making achievable and realistic lifestyle changes to cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The free online portal, Holy Cross’s My Body My Health, provides trained lifestyle coaches, video lessons, easy food and activity tracking, 24/7 digital access, and an online community to build support among participants.
“We appreciate the American Heart Association’s acknowledgement of our diabetes programs, which we are very proud of,” Doyle adds. “With education and community outreach, we can have a positive impact on the lives of those who are diabetic or prediabetic.”
ABOUT HOLY CROSS HEALTH
A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital, dba Holy Cross Health, is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross has been named one of the top 10 hospitals in the Miami metro area and among the top 30 in the state in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. Holy Cross Health also encompasses Holy Cross HealthPlex outpatient facility, urgent care centers and more than 50 Holy Cross Medical Group physician practices. To learn more about Holy Cross Health, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.
ABOUT GET WITH THE GUIDELINES
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.