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Wesley Medical Center Receives Gold Award For Heart Failure Care

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The American Heart Association awards Wesley Medical Center with the gold award for heart failure care.

AHA's Get With the Guidelines program, lists River Oaks Hospital, the University of Mississippi Health Care, and the Pine Pelt's Wesley Medical Center as the best in the state for heart failure care.

"To receive gold or gold plus was certainly a great accomplishment," said Wesley's CEO, Michael Neuendorf. "This achievement sits alongside being the area's only accredited chest pain center and the area's only accredited congested heart failure program."

Earl Coleman with the American Heart Association says the award shows that Wesley's heart patients are well taken care of by the staff.

"They have a better chance of not coming back to the hospital to be readmitted," he said "We want to do the good things, the right things, the first time around."

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