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The following is a list of recent Anderson Regional Medical Center news articles.  To read an entire article, please click on the article headline.



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Anderson Regional Health System —Recognized Nationally, Preferred Locally

Anderson has been ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation in two important areas by Healthgrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

The hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of U.S. hospitals for patient experience and stroke care, receiving the 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience and Stroke Care awards. Anderson also received five stars for the quality of its procedures from Healthgrades in care for stroke, hip fracture and knee replacement.


The recent Healthgrades honors are added to an already impressive list of accreditations and certifications that Anderson Regional Health System has garnered. Earlier this year, Anderson was designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Anderson is the only accredited chest pain center in Meridian, and one of eight centers in Mississippi.


The hospital has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Anderson is the only certified Primary Stroke Center in the area.


Anderson has also brought the only TomoTherapy targeted radiation treatment system to Mississippi — one of only 13 nationwide. The TomoTherapy system at Anderson Regional Cancer Center is the most advanced radiation system available, rivaling systems used at some of the largest cancer centers in the world. The Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer.

Anderson’s commitment to bringing trusted professionals and advanced technology together provides premier, patient-focused care for the East Mississippi/West Alabama area.

We invite you to view a video about Anderson's latest achievements:

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Anderson Regional Health System: Advanced Medicine, Compassionate Care, Close to Home

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Anderson’s commitment to bringing trusted professionals and advanced technology together provides premier, patient-focused care for the East Mississippi/West Alabama area.

We invite you to view a video about Anderson Regional Health System:

http://vimeo.com/134680944

 

Anderson Designated as Meridian's Only Chest Pain Center

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Meridian, MS- July 8, 2015- Anderson Regional Medical Center has been designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Anderson is the only accredited chest pain center in Meridian, and one of eight centers in Mississippi.

Dr. Wes Bennett, who served as the Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center Accreditation process, said, “This designation follows an extensive accreditation process and a rigorous survey involving local EMS, as well as Anderson’s Emergency Department staff, Cardiologists, Cath Lab staff and Nursing staff. Many processes, procedures and people had to come together to meet the criteria required to receive this accreditation.”

“The accreditation process was a huge undertaking, and it would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the entire team. This accreditation sets Anderson apart in our continued efforts to provide high quality care to our patients and community,” added Jennifer Bell, RN, BSN, CCCC, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Anderson.

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. SCPC’s goal is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.

An Accredited Chest Pain Center’s evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to cardiac patient care allows clinicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack. Chest pain centers better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not a patient is having a coronary event. Such monitoring ensures patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.

With the increase in chest pain centers came the need to establish standards and adopt best practices designed to improve the consistency and quality of care provided to patients. SCPC’s CPC Accreditation process ensures that hospitals meet or exceed a wide set of stringent criteria and undergo a comprehensive onsite review by a team of accreditation review specialists. Hospitals that received SCPC CPC Accreditation status have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.

  • By achieving SCPC’s Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation status, Anderson demonstrated expertise in the following areas:
  • Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
  • Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly
  • Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
  • Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel
  • Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
  • Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
  • Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

“Being designated as an accredited chest pain center gives further validity to what we’ve known all along- Anderson is the destination point for cardiac care,” commented John Anderson, President and CEO of Anderson Regional Medical Center.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create cardiovascular centers of excellence that deliver quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As the only cross-specialty organization, SCPC provides the support needed for individual hospitals and hospital systems to effectively reduce variations of care and bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to improve patient outcomes.

 

Handprints of Hope T-Shirts Benefiting the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund

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Honor the cancer survivors in our community by purchasing a Handprints of Hope t-shirt!

Proceeds from the t-shirt sales of these great t-shirts go to the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund, which assists local cancer patients with transportation, nutrition and items that insurance may not cover.

The t-shirt is Comfort Colors brand and is available in short sleeve and long sleeve. Colors available are yellow, light blue and gray. Visit http://www.mprintsstore.com/online_stores.htm to order your shirt today! All shirts will be delivered to the cancer center. You will be notified when they are ready for pick up.

 

Become a Member and WIN!

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It's a great time to be a member of Anderson Health & Fitness Center.

Not only do we offer more than 60,000 square feet of top work out space, we also have a large array of classes — plus our Crossfit Torment Box.

Join now to be a part of these great promotions.

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