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What does it say that St. Anthony Hospital is recognized by leading organizations including the Joint Commission, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association as well as Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information on physicians and hospitals?
To you and others in the communities we serve, it signifies a superior level of clinical excellence care. For nearly 125 years, we have been caring for Colorado with heart, soul and the best in medical knowledge. And our services have never been stronger than they are today.
St. Anthony Hospital has
received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Gold Award for
implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American
Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac
arrests in the hospital.
More than 200,000 adults and children have
an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart
Association. The Get
With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the
goal to save lives of those who experience in-hospital
cardiac arrests through consistently following the most up-to-date
research-based guidelines for treatment. Guidelines include following protocols
for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely
resuscitation (CPR) and post-resuscitation care.
*The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines®-Rescuscitation Achievement Measures for two or more consecutive years to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Recognition Award recognition. In a cardiac emergency, the right treatment at the right time can be a matter of life and death. That's why St. Anthony Hospital is proud to be recognized for our performance in Mission: Lifeline®, an American Heart Association program that helps ensure prompt emergency cardiac treatment based on the latest scientific guidelines. This outstanding accomplishment recognizes St. Anthony Hospital's efforts to consistently meet the highest standards for diagnosis and treatment of STEMI heart attack care.
*The American Heart Association recognizes St. Anthony Hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.
The Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award signifies that St. Anthony Hospital has reached an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the AHA/American College of Cardiology.
Evidence confirms that the quick and efficient use of guideline procedures can improve the quality of care for heart failure patients, save lives and ultimately, reduce health care costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks.
The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with four or more Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years to improve the
quality of patient care and outcomes.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite recognizes St.Anthony Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Performance Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
St. Anthony Hospital has earned the following awards from Healthgrades, the online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals:
Healthgrades awards are based on clinical outcomes that take into account risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. The annual performance evaluation encompasses some 4,500 hospitals nationwide.
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