Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Norman Regional has received a total of four American Heart Association “Mission: Lifeline” and “Get With The Guidelines” achievement awards for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.
Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence and research-based guidelines. As a participant in both the Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs, Norman Regional qualified for the awards by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.
“Norman Regional is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to the highest standard of patient-centered care for heart attacks and strokes,” stated Brittni McGill, Norman Regional Chief Nursing Officer. McGill continued, “The Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis so our patients have the best possible chance of survival.”
This year, Norman Regional received the following achievement awards:
- Mission: Lifeline- NSTEMI Gold:
Recognition for commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing a specific type of heart attack known as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)
- Mission: Lifeline- STEMI Gold:
Recognition for consistently supporting patients with science-based treatment and care coordination for people experiencing a specific type of heart attack known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), known to be more severe and dangerous than other types of heart attacks.
- Mission: Lifeline- EMS Gold with Target: Heart Attack Honor Roll:
Recognition for commitment to offering rapid and research-based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attacks and strokes, ultimately saving lives. Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone goes to the hospital by car.
- Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll:
Quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.
“We are pleased to recognize Norman Regional for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Dr. Warner continued, “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”