Improving cardiovascular health remains a priority even during a pandemic.
Million Hearts® understands that hospitals and health systems are challenged, working hard, and adjusting to meet the needs of their patients, employees, and communities during the pandemic. Focusing on cardiovascular health has never been more important. The Million Hearts® Hospitals & Health Systems Recognition Program recognizes institutions working systematically to improve the cardiovascular health of their communities through focus on Million Hearts® priority areas:
- Keeping People Healthy
- Optimizing Care
- Improving Outcomes for Priority Populations
- Innovating for Health
The application for recognition remains open to multihospital health systems, hospitals with and without ambulatory care, medical practices unaffiliated with hospitals, community health centers, and any clinical entity whose leaders consider it eligible. Even if an institution chooses not to apply, the application form itself offers a plethora of proven strategies for improving the cardiovascular health of patients and communities.
Apply now; our next review deadline in July 30, 2020. Achieve a Million Hearts® Hospitals & Health Systems designation to showcase your institution's commitment to both clinical quality and overall cardiovascular health.
My heart is with you in support.
Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC