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 Health System 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.