Beebe Healthcare Recognized with Four American Heart Association Awards
Beebe Healthcare has received four Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. These awards recognize Beebe’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care. Representatives from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the AHA Delaware chapter visited Beebe recently to present the awards to the cardiac and vascular team.
“I am proud and honored to have our team at Beebe recognized with these American Heart Association awards. It is an incredible partnership that happens here – both in the hospital and with our community emergency services – to make sure patients receive the care they need when minutes count,” said Rick Schaffner, RN, Interim President & CEO and Executive Vice President, Beebe Healthcare.
Four AHA/ASA Awards
Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Silver Award recognizes Beebe for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal to save lives of those who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests through consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR), and post-resuscitation care.
The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes Beebe’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
Beebe earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes Beebe Healthcare as part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes the Beebe’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. The award recognizes Beebe’s implementation of measures, including evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
The Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award is given to hospitals that implement specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
Beebe Healthcare earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.