Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has been recognized for providing gold level quality cardiac care by the American Heart Association (AHA). TGMC received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing and achieving specific quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests. TGMC is the first hospital in Louisiana to achieve this prestigious designation and marks the third year TGMC has been recognized with a quality achievement award from AHA having already received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award and Get With The Guidelines®–Bronze and Silver Stroke Awards for excellence in stroke care.
“TGMC is dedicated to providing exceptional care to ensure our patients have the best possible outcome,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “Through our healthcare team’s dedication and expert knowledge, we have achieved this high level of recognition and continue to save lives every day.
In order for TGMC to achieve this level of distinction, specific measures in treating cardiac arrest patients were achieved for three consecutive years. The program’s goal is to save lives of those who experience 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 (CPR), andpost-resuscitation care. TGMC’s Chest Pain Center is accredited by the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care indicating the highest level of care in theregion for patients having a heart attack. The medical center treats over 2,500 cardiac patients a year and continues to provide the highest quality of care tocardiac patients. TGMC cardiovascular physicians and staff are world-renowned for providing innovative and advanced cardiac care to patients experiencing a heart attack or other cardiac issues.
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