HCA Gulf Coast
September 14, 2023

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

Pearland, TX — HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland has received three 2023 American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating 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.

Get With The Guidelines 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 Get With The Guidelines programs, HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland is committed to improving patient outcomes by demonstrating an adherence to the latest in evidence-based clinical care practices,” said David Wagner, chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland. “Get With The Guidelines provides the most up-to-date research and scientific publications to improve stroke care by promoting a consistent adherence to treatment standards. These treatment standards make it easier for our care team to put proven knowledge to work on a daily basis, which enhances a patient’s recovery. The end goal is to ensure more people in our community can experience longer, healthier lives.”

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

  • Get With The Guidelines-Stroke GOLD PLUS
  • Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

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