Allegheny General, Jefferson & Saint Vincent Hospitals Receive Accolades for Cardiac Programs

Dr. Srinivas Murali

We strive to deliver consistent, high-quality care for our cardiac patients, enabling them to enjoy the best possible clinical outcomes and quality of life.

Allegheny Health Network’s Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), Jefferson Hospital, and Saint Vincent Hospital have earned various honors from leading national cardiac organizations for the quality of their heart care programs. That includes, for the fifth consecutive year, AGH and Jefferson receiving the highest national recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA) for their heart failure programs.

AGH and Jefferson Hospital took home Gold Plus honors in this year’s Get With The Guidelines®—Heart Failure Achievement Awards, the AHA’s annual accolades for hospitals that implement specific quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

Other honors earned by AHN hospitals include:


  • The AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Recognition Program named Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie a Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Silver STEMI Award winner for treatment of patients suffering from the most severe kind of heart attack, known as an ST-elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI. Saint Vincent is also accredited as a Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center, a designation also held by Jefferson Hospital.
  • The ACC honored Jefferson Hospital as winner of a 2017 National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry—Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for utilizing certain quality yardsticks for the treatment of patients suffering STEMI. It marks the second straight year…

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