Certification: Less than 1% of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) nationally have achieved this American Heart Association certification.1
Confidence in our care and outcomes: The hospital and patients can have confidence that we have been highly vetted by the AHA expert review process to meet their heart failure care standards.1
Improved care coordination: Certification improves health care coordination and communication between the hospital and our SNF, thereby enhancing the continuum of care for the patient for improved outcomes.1
Reduced readmissions: Heart failure patient care in our SNF impacts readmission rates, positively or negatively. AHA Heart Failure certification helps reduce unnecessary readmissions to the hospital.1
Assurance for hospitals: The certification program gives referring hospitals assurance that their patients will have strong continuity of heart failure care upon discharge to our facility.1
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives for all.
1American Heart Association. (2019). American Heart Association’s Certification for Heart Failure Care in SNFs. https://professional.heart.org/en/professional-education/heart-failure/snf-heart-failure-certificatio