Recognition for Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

Hospital Achievements

Bariatric Surgery

Blue Cross®/Blue Shield® Designated Blue Distinction® Center – Bariatrics  
Designated Blue Distinction Center – Bariatrics

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center (2015-2021)  
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center

Cardiovascular

American Heart Association® Get With The Guidelines Gold Heart Failure Award* (2021)  

American Heart Association® Mission: Lifeline® 2021 Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award  
American Heart Association® Mission: Lifeline® 2021 Silver NSTEMI Quality Achievement Award  

Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care Chest Pain Center with PCI (2015-2021)  

The Joint Commission –  Heart Failure Program (2019-2021)  
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American College of Cardiology NCDR®-ACTION Registry® Gold Performance Achievement Award (2015)   
American College of Cardiology NCDR

Diabetes

American Association of Diabetes Educators – Accreditation for Outpatient Diabetes Education (2017-2021)  
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American Diabetes Association® Recognized Outpatient Diabetes Program (2019-2023)  
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The Joint Commission – Advanced Diabetes Inpatient Program (2015-2021)  
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Nutrition

Stroke

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Certification (2020)   The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Certification (2020)

American Heart Association® Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (2021)  

The Joint Commission – Advanced Primary Stroke Center (2019-2021)  
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Wound Care

Last updated 6/2022
Award notes:
*The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize hospitals for success in using Get With The Guidelines to improve quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients.
Gold hospitals follow treatment guidelines in certain key measures at least 85 percent of the time and have maintained this performance level for consecutive twelve month intervals.
The Plus awards represent a current gold or silver award and additional 75 percent compliance with module specific quality measures for at least twelve consecutive months.