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County Of Ventura Health Care Agency’s Hospitals Are Nationally Recognized for Commitment to Providing High-Quality Stroke Care

July 10, 2023

County Of Ventura Health Care Agency’s Hospitals Are Nationally Recognized for Commitment to Providing High-Quality Stroke Care

The American Heart Association presents the Get With The Guidelines awards for proven dedication to best practices and life-saving care


Ventura, Ca— Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital have received three recognition awards from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

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, Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital are committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for patients who may suffer from a stroke,” Dr. John Fankhauser, CEO of Hospitals. “The Get With The Guidelines programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people in Ventura County experience longer, healthier lives.”

This year, Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital received these achievement awards:

  • Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award
  • Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

“We are pleased to recognize Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital for its 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 CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

“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

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.


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