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UC Health Earns National Recognition for Improved Management of Heart Failure

Oct. 20, 2021

CINCINNATI - UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital Receive American Heart Association Heart Failure Gold Plus Awards. 


UC Health’s UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital have again been recognized by the American Heart Association for their commitment to prioritizing superior cardiac care for heart failure patients.

UC Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus with Honor Roll Achievement Award, and West Chester Hospital has received the Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award.

This is the eighth time that UC Medical Center has received the gold award. West Chester Hospital has now received the gold award two years in a row.

More than 6.5 million adults in the U.S. live with heart failure. Many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when their condition is managed with proper medications or devices and with healthy lifestyle changes.

This recognition identifies UC Health’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is implementing a higher standard of care that speeds recovery and reduces hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

“At UC Health, we are distinctly focused on delivering the most advanced cardiac care and treatment available to patients who suffer from heart failure,” said Charles Hattemer, MD, clinical chief for the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. “Our ultimate goal is to ensure that more people in the region can experience longer, healthier lives.”

UC Health brings together expert cardiologists with researchers and academics from the UC College of Medicine to advance cardiovascular care throughout the region and make true medical breakthroughs. Within the areas of cardiovascular and pulmonary research and care, UC Health is nationally known for its discoveries and contributions that translate into real treatments that help patients every day.