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Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Earns National Recognition for Efforts To Improve Cardiovascular Treatment

Published: Sept. 21, 2021

 

2021 Mission Lifeline Gold Plus

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has received two gold American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical. 

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With the Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events. As a participant in Mission: Lifeline and Get With the Guidelines programs, Jennie Edmundson applied for the award recognitions by demonstrating how it has committed to improving quality care for patients.

“Jennie Edmundson is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Julie Buckelew, the hospital’s campus manager for cardiopulmonary services. “The Mission: Lifeline programs help put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients.”

This year, Jennie Edmundson received the following Achievement Awards:

  • Mission Lifeline – NSTEMI – Gold
  • Mission: Lifeline – STEMI Receiving Center – Gold Plus

“We are pleased to recognize Jennie Edmundson for its commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, MD, national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Quality Oversight Committee and executive vice chair of Neurology and director of Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

“We are pleased to recognize Jennie Edmundson for its commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, MD, national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Quality Oversight Committee and executive vice chair of Neurology and director of Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

 

About Mission: Lifeline

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation clinical treatment guidelines. For more information, visit heart.org.