Bryan, TX, July 11, 2018 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital (SJHRH) with four awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to compliance with quality measures and delivering rapid and life-saving medications and treatments to their patients.
- Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor RollSM Elite Plus is an advanced level of recognition, acknowledging SJHRH for consistent compliance with Quality Measures embedded within the Patient Management Tool, and to qualify for Target: Stroke Honor RollSM Elite Plus, SJHRH had to meet quality measures also associated with rapid delivery of stroke medication and treatment. The SJHRH ream bet the program’s highest standard, giving tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat stroke, within one hour to more than 75 of acute stroke patients.
- Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes SJHRH’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients always receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is to speeding up recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
- Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Bronze Achievement Award is awarded for meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI heart attack patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.
- Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center – Bronze Plus Award is awarded for implementing measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This means that SJHRH meets very specific 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.