Submitted by Providence

Providence Centralia and St. Peter hospitals received Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.

Get With The Guidelines put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence and research-based guidelines. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines programs, Providence qualified for the awards by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“Providence Swedish Centralia and St. Peter hospitals are committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes,” said Providence Swedish South Puget Sound Chief Executive Darin Goss. “Which helps us ensure more people in our community experience longer, healthier lives.”

This year, awards included:

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  • Providence Centralia Hospital
    • Stroke GOLD with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital
    • Heart Failure GOLD Achievement Award
    • Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

“We are pleased to recognize Providence Centralia and St. Peter hospitals for their commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular 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.”

About Get With The Guidelines

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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 the American Heart Association website.

About Providence Swedish South Puget Sound

Providence Swedish in South Puget Sound touches more lives in the 540,000 five-county service area of Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties than any other health care provider.

It is made up of:

  • Providence St. Peter Hospital, a 372-bed facility founded in 1887.
  • Providence Centralia Hospital, a 128-bed facility founded in 1926.
  • Providence Medical Group in Southwest Washington, including more than 40 clinics with more than 1,000 primary, specialty care and hospital-based providers.


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