Jonesboro, Ark. – NEA Baptist recently earned new awards through The American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Association for outstanding patient care. The 2021 American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Achievement Award places NEA Baptist in one of the top 212 hospitals nationwide in implementing a higher standard of heart attack care. The cardiac team is placed in an even higher category as receiving this award for the 3rd consecutive year.
NEA Baptist has also been awarded an upgrade in status by the American Heart Association as a Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll, and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines award.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and speeding recovery times.
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke was developed to assist healthcare professionals to provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients. To receive the award, NEA Baptist utilizes a combination of process improvement, Artificial Intelligence and a team which consistently functions at a high level to treat stroke patients faster than most hospitals in the state. Last year, the stroke team at NEA Baptist achieved the second-fastest door to TPA delivery in the state of Arkansas.
“I’m extremely proud of the work being performed by our teams to ensure that each patient gets the best possible care. Heart attack and stroke are two crucial health events where execution can directly impact future quality of life. The awards received are proof to us that the work being done by our men and women in these departments are providing our community members the highest standard of care, right here in Northeast Arkansas”, said Sam Lynd, CEO of NEA Baptist.
NEA Baptist Health System comprises NEA Baptist Clinic, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, and NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care. The 228-bed hospital offers cancer care, heart care through the Heart Center, labor and delivery services through the hospital’s Women’s Center, as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care, and surgical services including weight loss surgery, neurology, respiratory care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. NEA Baptist Clinic’s over 110 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services, from pediatrics to orthopedic services.