Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) has received the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that MMMC has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the AHA/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients. This marks the fourth year that MMMC has been recognized with a quality achievement award.
According to the AHA, about 5.7 million people suffer from heart failure. Statistics also show that, each year, 670,000 new cases are diagnosed and more than 277,000 people will die of heart failure.
Recognized for their work in the Get With The Guidelines program at MMMC are (left to right) Dr. Deyaa Mounir, Marian Horikawa-Barth, Paul Harper-O’Connor, Leslie Lexier, My Thi Do and Dr. Andrew Rosenblum.