Shannon to Host Job Fair and is Receives National Award for Cardiac Care
Shannon Clinic and Shannon Medical Center are hosting a Job Fair Tuesday, July 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shannon Women’s & Children’s Conference Room, first floor, 210 E. Harris.
Clinic licensed and unlicensed available positions include: RN, LVN, Certified Medical Assistants
Medical Center licensed and unlicensed available positions include: RN, LVN, Nursing Assistants, and Monitor Techs. Those interested may apply and interview on the spot. For more information, call (325) 481-6396 or visit www.shannonhealth.com to apply online.
Shannon Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015 and is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes Shannon’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies the hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Shannon consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others. The implementation of these guidelines requires successful coordination of the cardiovascular team and emergency personnel and is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.
Shannon began entering data for GWTG in 2009 and will continue to participate in the program because of its proven success. The hospital is a multiple recipient of AHA’s Mission: Lifeline award and other GWTG awards for Heart Failure and Stroke.