KRH receives awards from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) has been awarded multiple achievement awards by both the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to acknowledge our commitment to patient care and application of lifesaving practices. The following awards were presented to KRH last week:
2019 Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award
KRH received this honor through implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This award was earned by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.
2019 Get With The Guidelines® — Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
This award recognizes KRH’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. KRH earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies.
2019 Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award
KRH earned this award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI heart attack patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.
2019 Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
KRH was awarded this recognition by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
"Many thanks to the dedicated physicians, nurses, therapists, and other staff at Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung, Neurology, the emergency department, rehabilitation, IMC, ICU, and the adult hospitalist service who all made this possible," says Dr. Douglas Nelson, Chief Medical Officer at KRH. "This was truly a team effort."