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North Shore Heart Institute of Wilmette

Citadel of Wilmette is one of the only skilled nursing facilities in the midwest that has been awarded the Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure certification from the American Heart Association.

The Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Certification builds on the Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure quality improvement program. External Link. Opens in new window. and provides skilled nursing facilities tools to bridge gaps and integrate standardized care, quality initiatives, clinical best practices and the latest scientific guidelines into their Post-Acute heart failure patient care processes.

AHA Certified Care

“Heart failure patients need high-quality Post-Acute care that follows the evidence-based guidelines promoting the best patient outcomes,” said Lisa Trudeau, VP of Operations. ”At Citadel of Wilmette, we want to be trailblazers and continue to utilize innovative methods to give our heart failure patients the best care. The American Heart Association has armed us with additional tools and recognized our success — it is an honor to have our processes and efforts recognized in this way.”

Many heart failure patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities after being discharged from the hospital are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.

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