Maui Hospital Leads State in Heart and Stroke Quality Achievement

Maui Memorial Medical Center has earned the highly-distinguished Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program.

MMMC team members include (left to right) Sonia Markh, RN; Dr. Deyaa Mounir, Heart Failure Physician Champion; Leslie Lexier, RN, Heart Failure Quality Specialist; Dr. George Powell, Stroke Program Medical Director; Jennifer Olsten, RN, Stroke Quality Specialist; Dr. William Langston, ED Physician; Dr. Turgut Berkmen, Interventional Radiologist; and Ione Chong, RN.

The awards recognize Maui Memorial Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of heart failure and stroke care by ensuring that these patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

MMMC also received recognition for the associations’ Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll and Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus.

MMMC is the only hospital in the state of Hawaiʻi to achieve both the Gold Plus award as well as Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. Only 11 other hospitals in the entire Western Region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaiʻi, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) received the award.

MMMC Heart team includes (left to right) Dr. Kimble Poon, Cardiologist, Leslie Lexier, RN and Heart Failure Quality Specialist, and Dr. Deyaa Mounir, Heart Failure Physician Champion.

“Our greatest reward is serving our patients and seeing how we’re affecting lives,” said Leslie Lexier, RN, Heart Failure Quality Specialist. “That is why we are committed to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines.”

This marks the 9th year that MMMC has been recognized with a quality achievement award.

American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, research-based standards with the goal of speeding…

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