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Bayhealth Makes Commitment to Turn Treatment Guidelines into Lifelines and Get Awarded in Process

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | Awards & Recognitions
Bayhealth is proud to announce that both our adult intensive care unit (ICU) and our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have received American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® Resuscitation Awards.

Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Resuscitation provides a data foundation for the effort to double in-hospital survival from cardiac arrest. Users can analyze data by day, date, time, unit and more to plan for effective process improvement.
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Bayhealth Women’s and Children’s Services, Kent Campus received the gold award while the Sussex Campus earned silver.

Hospitals receiving the Get With The Guidelines® Silver Performance Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for one calendar year. Those receiving the Gold Performance Award have reached the standard levels for two consecutive years.

Bayhealth Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Sarah Knavel, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, PCNS-BC, and her team are dedicated to caring for the newly born. She led her team in practicing simulations meant to discover better ways to resuscitate babies at birth to be the most effective.

“It takes the whole team of pediatricians, neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and nurses in all areas of our department along with our interdisciplinary team of respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacy, and even the healthcare workers stocking our code carts to work together seamlessly for our resuscitation efforts to be exceptional,” said Knavel. “We are quite proud to know that our efforts in running these simulations have helped in real life urgent situations - when it mattered most.”

When Tyler Coty, MSN, RN, CCRN, was serving as the interim nurse manager of the ICU and Neurosurgical ICU at the Kent campus, his team received the Get With The Guidelines® Gold Performance Award.

“Resuscitation is a passion for all of us and we feel so fulfilled when we get the outcome we want,” said Coty. “By using these standardized, evidence-based procedures, we are establishing trust with the community that they have a hospital that is providing the best possible care in the most urgent of situations. I cannot express enough how proud I am of the dedication of our front-line people, our bedside nurses, and our entire staff.”

Here at Bayhealth, our participation in Get With The Guidelines® /Mission: Lifeline® demonstrates our commitment to quality care. We are proud to be a part of the American Heart Association’s® efforts to turn guidelines into lifelines.

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