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James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center honored with resuscitation recognition award

May 13, 2015 by Amy Holcombe

GREENVILLE — The James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer in-hospital 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. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal to save lives of those who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests through consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-resuscitation care.

Maynard Children’s Hospital received the award for meeting specific measures in treating pediatric patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac arrests in the hospital. To receive this award a hospital must comply with the quality measures for one year.

“Maynard Children’s Hospital is dedicated to helping our patients have the best possible outcome,” said Van Smith, senior vice president, Vidant Medical Center. “Implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation Program helps us accomplish this by making it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis.” 

“Our team is very pleased to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Ronald Perkin, pediatrician-in-chief, James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center. “This is another example of the collaborative approach all of us at Maynard Children’s Hospital have toward making this a safe hospital with the highest quality care for each and every patient.”

Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation builds on the work of the American Heart Association’s National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, originally launched in 1999 and has collected in-hospital cardiac arrest data from more than 500 hospitals. Data from the registry and the quality program give participating hospitals feedback on their resuscitation practice and patient outcomes. The data also help improve research-based guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation.
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