Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) received the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2011 – one of only 167 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes SMMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that SMMC has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the ACC/American Heart Association (AHA) clinical guidelines and recommendations.
Did you know that an estimated 116 million American adults have chronic pain? That’s more than the total number of people affected by heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Each year, pain costs the nation up to $635 billion in medical treatments and lost productivity. Unrelieved or undertreated pain has been referred to as a national epidemic. “Pain is an issue throughout the nation that needs to be addressed,” said Margie Jecker, SMMC’s Oncology Surgical Administration Manager.
Patients can now receive in-home behavioral health care from experienced nurses through Shawnee Mission Home Health Care’s (SMHHC) new psychiatry nursing care program. One of the first in the area, this program is designed to provide individualized care for patients so they can gain the skills and confidence needed to successfully manage their daily lives.
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