FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 5, 2014) – Holy Cross Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines® - Resuscitation Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year according to the American Heart Association.
Holy Cross Hospital is awarded for meeting specific measures in treating adult cardiac arrest patients. To qualify for the awards, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with these performance measures at a set level for a designated period.
Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-emergency care.
“We adapt processes and implement proven models of care to ensure better patient outcomes and satisfaction” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. “This award recognizes the commitment of the physicians and nurses at Holy Cross."
The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal to save lives of those who experience cardiac arrests through consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment.
The program builds on the work of the American Heart Association’s National Registry of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation originally launched in 1999 as a database of in-hospital resuscitation events from more than 500 hospitals. Data from the registry and the quality program gives participating hospitals feedback on their resuscitation practice and patient outcomes and help develop research-based guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation.
About Holy Cross Hospital
A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 557-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.
About Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 4 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality or heart.org/myhealthcare.