NEA Baptist hospital in Jonesboro has recently earned awards through The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association for outstanding patient care. The 2021 American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Achievement Award places NEA Baptist in one of the top hospitals nationwide in implementing a higher standard of heart attack care. The cardiac team is placed in an even higher category as receiving the award for the third consecutive year.
To receive the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, NEA Baptist had to demonstrate sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) and perform at the highest level for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a quality improvement process which uses data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and quality of care provided to heart attack patients.
The hospital has also been awarded an upgrade in status by the American Heart Association as a Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll, and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines award. Get With The Guidelines – Stroke was developed to help healthcare professionals provide the updated and accurate guidelines for treating stroke patients. To receive the award, NEA Baptist utilizes a combination of process improvement, Artificial Intelligence and a team which functions at a high level to treat stroke patients quickly. Last year, the stroke team at NEA Baptist achieved the second-fastest door to TPA delivery in the state of Arkansas.
“I’m extremely proud of the work being performed by our teams to ensure that each patient gets the best possible care. Heart attack and stroke are two crucial health events where execution can directly impact future quality of life. The awards received are proof to us that the work being done by our men and women in these departments are providing our community members the highest standard of care, right here in Northeast Arkansas”, said Sam Lynd, CEO of NEA Baptist.
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