Torrance Memorial Medical Center has received four performance distinctions
for stroke, heart failure and heart attack care.
For the third straight year, Torrance Memorial has been honored with the
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with
the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award
honors the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke
patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally
recognized, research-based guidelines.
Also for the second consecutive year, Torrance Memorial received the Get
with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus recognition by the American
Heart Association/ American College of Cardiology Foundation. It’s
awarded to hospitals that provide the most up–to–date, research–based
guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions
for heart failure patients.
Torrance Memorial received two additional achievements in heart attack
care. Torrance Memorial is one of only 78 hospitals nationwide to receive
the Action Registry—Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Award.
The award recognizes Torrance Memorial’s commitment and success
in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It
signifies reaching an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standards
of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart
Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
Torrance Memorial also earned a Mission Lifeline Silver Award for implementing
specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association
for the treatment of those who suffer heart attacks. This award recognizes
milestones in reducing barriers to prompt treatment, beginning with the
9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.
These accolades demonstrate Torrance Memorial’s continued efforts
in meeting the rigorous guidelines of care for patients treated at the
Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute.