Thibodaux Regional Receives 2014 Safety Star Award

Thibodaux, LA, September 11, 2014 – Thibodaux Regional Medical Center was recently named one of three recipients of the 2014 Safety Star Award. The Safety Star Award is presented by the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds to healthcare facilities that have successfully implemented processes that improve patient safety.

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center received the Safety Star Award for its redesign of the current process for acute myocardial infarction patients presenting to the Emergency Department. The process was standardized and streamlined to ensure timeliness of care and improve patient outcomes. The standard time set by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for a patient to be brought from the emergency room to the cardiac catheterization lab is 90 minutes. Thibodaux Regional has lowered that to an average of 42 minutes.

The LHA Trust Funds has served Louisiana healthcare facilities and physicians with insurance solutions for more than three decades.