27Aug

Jennie Edmundson Recognized for Heart Attack, Stroke Efforts

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital was recently recognized for its commitment to quality treatment of patients suffering heart attacks and strokes through a pair of awards.

Jennie Edmundson received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The hospital also was presented with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines” Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognized its commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment.

Julie Buckelew, campus manager of the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department, said numerous staff members collaborate to provide excellent care while educating the public.

“It’s a team effort,” she said. “We go out and educate. I’ve been out to many meetings to do education. Dispatch will be there, your local EMS will be there ... paramedics, and they are provided with all of the education that comes with Mission: Lifeline.”

The Daily Nonpareil: Jennie Ed cardiac, stroke departments recognized with awards