WAILUKU, HAWAII – (July 7, 2022) ― Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) has earned the highly-distinguished Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines® program for excellence in heart and stroke care.
The Heart Failure Gold Plus and Stroke Gold Plus awards recognize MMMC’s demonstrated excellence and commitment to current, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke. That leads to saving lives, reducing recovery times and readmissions.
MMMC received recognition for the following AHA awards:
Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll + Target Diabetes - One of only two hospitals in the state to receive this distinction. Hospitals are required to meet specific criteria including improving medication adherence, providing early follow-up care, and enhancing patient education. The goal is to reduce hospital readmissions by helping patients manage their health and improve their quality of life.
Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll + Target Diabetes – In addition to receiving achievement of Gold Plus for excellence in stroke care, MMMC earned Honor Roll Elite status and Diabetes Honor Roll that recognizes high performance in time to intravenous thrombolytic therapy in less than 60 minutes.
“MMMC is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for strokes,” said Mariah Mossman, Stroke Program Manager. “We are dedicated to ensuring more people on Maui experience longer, healthier lives.”
This marks the 14th consecutive year that MMMC has been recognized with this quality achievement award.MMMC also meets specific scientific guidelines as a Certified Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.
“We are pleased to recognize Maui Memorial Medical Center for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular and stroke care,” said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”
“Our team is dedicated to providing safe, quality, and compassionate care to our patients,” said Michael Rembis, CEO of Maui Health. “Our Maui Health hospitals perform at or above national standards for many national benchmarks, quality scores, and patient satisfaction ratings, and we are proud of these recognitions and of our team of committed health care professionals that provide outstanding quality care.”
About Maui Health and Maui Memorial Medical CenterMaui Health community hospitals and associated clinics are affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, and include Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital, and associated clinics serving the people of Maui and Lanai. Maui Memorial Medical Center is the only acute care medical care facility providing comprehensive health care for Maui County. Maui Memorial Medical Center is Joint Commission Accredited, a Hawaii State Designated Level III Trauma Center and certified Primary Stroke Center and rated 4-stars by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Centers Hospital Compare. For more information, visit mauihealth.org.
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 12 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.
American Heart Association’s Target: Heart Failure SM Honor Roll: Hospitals on the Honor Roll meet specific criteria that improves medication adherence, provides early follow-up care and coordination, and enhances patient education. The goal is to further reduce hospital readmissions and help patients improve their quality of life in managing this chronic condition.
American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke SM Elite award: To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster alteplase.
Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll™ award: Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to heart disease or stroke.