Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Plus Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

Houston Methodist Baytown is the only hospital in southeast Texas to earn the resuscitation honor.

More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the AHA. The Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal of saving the 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 and post-resuscitation care.

Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation builds on the work of the AHA’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.

HMB has also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to and success in utilizing the “Get With the Guidelines-Stroke” and “Target: Stroke” program. These advanced, evidence-based treatment guidelines ensure stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. The hospital’s stroke care team includes physicians, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and vocational therapists.

“Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is dedicated to helping our patients have the best possible outcome and 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,” said Dr. Ruby Parveen, neurologist at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital. 

For more information on the full range of stroke prevention and treatment services and to schedule an appointment for preventive screenings at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, call 832-556-6535, or visit houstonmethodist.org/baytown.

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