HCA Gulf Coast
September 14, 2023

American Heart Association. 2023 Get with the Guidelines. Gold, NSTEMI. Gold Plus, STEMI Receiving.

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast nationally recognized for providing high-quality cardiovascular care

Pasadena, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast has received two 2023 American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline achievement awards for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease, 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.

Mission: Lifeline puts 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 the Mission: Lifeline programs, HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast qualified for the awards by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” said Yasmene McDaniel, chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. “The Mission: Lifeline 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 Southeast Harris County experience longer, healthier lives.”

This year, HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast received these achievement awards:

  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline: NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline: STEMI Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Award (Participating)

“We are pleased to recognize HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast 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.”