Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill earns national recognition

The location received American Heart Association’s Quality Achievement Award for efforts to improve cardiac arrest survival.

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Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, part of Inspira Health, has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Get with the Guidelines-Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, ultimately helping to improve patient survival rates.

More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. Survival from cardiac arrest is largely dependent on timely emergency team response and effective CPR.

“This accomplishment affirms our commitment to providing top quality in-hospital cardiac care for the communities we serve,” Amy Mansue, President and CEO of Inspira Health said. “We are grateful to every physician and staff member at Mullica Hill who provides quality care for cardiac patients in the hospital and this recognition speaks to the skills and dedication of the entire team.”

The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed to help save lives of patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests by 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) and post-resuscitation care.

Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill received the award for meeting specific measures in treating Adult patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

“Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival after a cardiac arrest,” Dr. Kurt W. Kaulback, MD, FACC, Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Services at Inspira Health said. “Get with the Guidelines-Resuscitation makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis.”

“We are pleased to recognize Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill for their commitment in following these guidelines,” said Tia Raymond, M.D., national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Systems of Care Advisory Group and a pediatric cardiac intensivist at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. “Shortening the time to effective resuscitation and maximizing post-resuscitation care is critical to patient survival.”

Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation builds on the work of the American Heart Association’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.

About Inspira Health

Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 160 medical residents and fellows in 10 nationally accredited specialty programs. 

The system, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, two comprehensive cancer centers, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 35 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,300 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 6,200 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the system’s clinical and support staff are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. 

For more information about Inspira Health, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.

About Get With The Guidelines

Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. 

For more information, visit heart.org/quality.