Wesley Medical Center Receives Silver Achievement Award from American Heart Association
Hattiesburg, MS – American Heart Association representative Earl Coleman Jr. recently presented Wesley Medical Center with the Silver Achievement Award for their participation in the Get With The Guidelines® Heart-Failure program. This recognition means that Wesley Medical Center has reached their goal of treating heart failure patients to high core standards set forth by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping hospital care teams ensure that the care provided to heart failure and stroke patients is aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines. The goal of participating in Get With The Guidelines® is to save lives.
Most hospitals that implement Get With The Guidelines® realize measurable results, including improved patient outcomes and fewer recurring events. It’s a difference that shows in the lives of patients and their families and in the satisfaction felt by caregivers empowered to do their best.
“When we looked at the Get With The Guidelines® program, we saw it as a way to make sure we have the processes in place to give our heart care patients the very best we have to offer,” said Mike Neuendorf, Chief Executive Officer for Wesley Medical Center. “The Silver Achievement Award is confirmation that we’re getting it right at Wesley.”
Get With The Guidelines® includes quality-improvement measures such as care maps, discharge protocols, standing orders and measurement tools. The efficient use of guideline tools is designed to help Wesley Medical Center provide superior care to heart failure patients, save lives and ultimately, reduce healthcare costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks.
Wesley Medical Center is committed to providing superior care to the Pine Belt and has been recognized for patient safety and top performance on key quality measures. Wesley is the area’s first and only accredited Chest Pain Center and is the only area hospital to offer the 45-Minute-or-Less ER Service Pledge. For more information, call 601-268-8000.