Orlando Health Receives 14 National Recognitions from American Heart Association

Sep 24, 2021 at 02:05 pm by pj


Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital and Bayfro nt Health St. Petersburg were awarded a total of 14 achievements by the American Heart Association. The recognitions acknowledge quality patient care for stroke, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and resuscitation.


Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disea se including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Evaluation measures for these national achievements assess the speed and accuracy at which care is provided to patients once they arrive at the hospital. The implementation of quality improvement measures to ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care ultimately leads to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital. Hospitals that receive these awards must meet certain criteria designed to evaluate the implementation of the most current, evidence-based standards.


The five Orlando Health facilities received the following:


Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

  • Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation Gold
  • Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll


Orlando Health Health Central Hospital

  • Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation Participating


Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center

  • Get With The Guidelines – AFIB Silver
  • Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation Gold
  • Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll


Orlando Health South Lake Hospital

  • Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus


Bayfront Health St. Petersburg

  • Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll


“The quality and speed at which a patient receives care can make the biggest difference for the best possible outcome,” said George Ralls, MD, chief medical officer at Orlando Health. “These awards further demonstrate our clinical staff’s dedication to consistently providing the most up-to-date, clinically proven care when it matters most.”


Recognized hospitals are also required to provide patients with further education about their health, schedule a follow-up visit and provide additional care transition interventions. The implementation of follow-up care helps set patients up for success with managing their health even after leaving the hospital.

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.