OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital recently received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This award recognizes excellent and timely care for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks, the most time-sensitive and deadly type of heart attack.
Each year, more than 250,000 people experience a STEMI and it is critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication. The goal of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline is to save more lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely access to appropriate care.
To receive the award, a hospital or emergency medical services must have an 85 percent composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75 percent or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients. OhioHealth hospitals earned this award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.
OhioHealth is committed to saving more lives through prompt, evidence-based care for these heart attack patients.
Congratulations to OhioHealth Doctors Hospital on becoming a Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission. Doctors Hospital joins other OhioHealth hospitals also earning the gold seal!
- OhioHealth Grant Medical Center — a certified Primary Stroke Center
- OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital — first in the state of Ohio to become a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
These accomplishments recognize that exceptional efforts have been achieved to provide better outcomes for stroke patients.
With two OhioHealth hospitals certified as Primary Stroke Centers and one certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, you can count on OhioHealth to provide the critical elements needed to achieve long-term success in improving stroke outcomes.
For the third consecutive year, Truven Health Analytics has named OhioHealth Doctors Hospital to their annual list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the Teaching Hospitals with Cardiovascular Residency Programs category. Selected from more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals, Doctors Hospital is the only hospital in central Ohio to be recognized this year. This recognition further solidifies Doctors Hospital’s strong reputation for expert heart care.
The Truven 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals is an annual quantitative study that identifies the nation’s best providers of cardiovascular service. To identify the 50 Top Hospitals, Truven analyzed Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR), Medicare Hospital Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data. They scored hospitals in key performance areas, such as risk-adjusted mortality and complications, core measures, percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality and readmission rates and efficiency measures. Visit 100tophospitals.com to learn more about the study and recognition.
Three OhioHealth hospitals – Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital and Doctors Hospital – have been recognized for high performing specialties and have also been ranked among the Best Regional Hospitals in the state and at the metro level by U.S. News and World Report for 2013-2014.
U.S. News ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals based on performance in 16 adult specialties. It also recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally-ranked peers. Hospitals scoring within the top 25 percent of the range in a given specialty are recognized as “high performing.” Both Grant and Riverside Methodist were recognized as “high performing” in nine specialties; Doctors Hospital was recognized in one specialty. Grant was recognized in Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology and Urology. These specialty rankings further recognize Grant, Riverside Methodist and Doctors Hospital among the Best Regional Hospitals within the state and metro area.
For more information about this year’s rankings, visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. The U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook will be available on newsstands August 27.
On Friday, June 7, OhioHealth held its third annual Heritage Research Conference at Doctors Hospital. The Heritage Research Conference shines a spotlight on research and scholarly activities our system provides in an effort to improve patient care. Winners from the individual hospital Research Sharing Days were eligible to compete in the system judging.
Cherryl Premdass, MD, received second place in the podium presentations category for her presentation entitled “Initial Review of an Early Goal-Oriented Therapy Protocol for Septic Shock at Grant Medical Center: Is there a Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity?” Congratulations to the winners of the Heritage Research Conference! Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Osteopathic Research Foundation