November 18, 2021
Jacksonville, FL – Memorial Hospital Jacksonville has received the American Heart Association’s Bronze Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, ultimately helping to improve patient survival rates.
More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. Survival from cardiac arrest is largely dependent on timely medical emergency team response and effective CPR.
The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed to help save lives of patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests by 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.
“Memorial is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival after a cardiac arrest,” said Albert E. Holt, IV, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Hospital. “Our adherence to evidence-based practice through Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation ensure that our teams are providing patients with the best care.”
Memorial received the award for meeting specific measures in treating adult patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
“We are pleased to recognize Memorial Hospital Jacksonville for their commitment in following these guidelines,” said Tia Raymond, MD, national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Systems of Care Advisory Group and a pediatric cardiac intensivist at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. “Shortening the time to effective resuscitation and maximizing post-resuscitation care is critical to patient survival.”
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.
About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a full service, acute care, Level II Trauma hospital with 454 inpatient beds and three freestanding emergency rooms serving northeast Florida. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Memorial is ranked as one of top hospitals in the country for heart, lung and surgical care. For more information about us, visit: MemorialHospitalJax.com
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 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.