Winter 2019 News Brief
Adventist HealthCare’s two hospitals have each received two awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) for providing superior care to patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
HOSPITAL EARNS HONORS FOR CARE OF SEVERE HEART ATTACKS
High Quality: Washington Adventist Hospital received the 2018 Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award, and Shady Grove Medical Center received the Bronze Achievement Award. These honors recognize the hospitals for their adherence to quality measures in treating patients with the two most severe types of heart attacks, caused by either a partial or full blockage of the heart’s arteries.
The hospitals earned these awards by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance while quickly treating heart attacks known as NSTEMIs, or non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarctions. Rapid treatment of NSTEMIs is critical to save lives and prevent serious damage to the heart.
Emergency Care: The AHA also recognized both hospitals for their emergency procedures for heart attack patients. Shady Grove received the 2018 Mission: Lifeline–STEMI Receiving Center–Silver Plus Achievement Award, and Washington Adventist earned the Bronze Achievement Award.
The hospitals earned these awards by following strict quality standards that remove barriers to quick emergency treatment of heart attack patients throughout their care, beginning with the 911 call, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge.
To learn more about our nationally recognized heart care, visit AHCYou.com/W19Heart.
NICU REUNION GIVES FAMILIES THE CHANCE TO THANK NURSES
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center hosted approximately 700 guests on Sept. 30 at the hospital’s annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion at High Point Events & Catering in Clarksburg, Maryland. Families enjoyed beautiful weather, fun activities and reuniting with the nurses who cared for their little ones in their earliest days.
Shady Grove’s Level III NICU has specialized equipment and physicians to care for babies who are premature or critically ill. The team of neonatologists and neonatal nurses are experts in caring for the most complex newborn medical situations. They also bring skills and experience to delivering twins, triplets and quadruplets.
To learn more about our NICU, visit AHCYou.com/W19NICU.
GOLFERS TEE OFF TO SUPPORT STROKE CARE
Nearly 110 golfers hit the links during the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Campus Golf Classic to support the world-class stroke program at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. The event also contributed to quality care for a range of patients at Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation.
The fall outing at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville raised $185,000 to help fund a state-of-the-art X-ray system, called a biplane. The biplane produces 3D views of blood vessels, giving doctors a precise road map to treat stroke-causing clots and aneurysms.
Many thanks are extended to all the sponsors and participants who made this event a tremendous success, including our Platinum Sponsors, Michael and Amy Aquilino, and Gold Sponsor, US Acute Care Solutions.
To learn more about how you can support Adventist HealthCare’s world-class stroke program, visit AHCYou.com/W19DonateStroke.