The Team of the Month recognition is awarded for the amazing work that numerous teams, groups, committees and departments perform either on a regular or occasional basis that directly relates to any of our five cornerstones: People, Quality, Service, Growth and Finance. The Team of the Month is given a luncheon celebration hosted by Alan G. Macdonald, president and chief executive officer; banners listing their team name are featured throughout our facilities; a framed certificate; and an opportunity to present at a leadership meeting.
Nomination forms may also be picked up in the human resources office at either Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Team of the Month: May 2016
Cardiac and Endovascular Center, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
The great staff is the backbone of the success of our Cardiac and Endovascular Center at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. The tight-knit team displays unparalleled teamwork and commitment to giving patients the best care so that they have the highest quality of life.
The center is the first and only in the area to provide tertiary-level cardiac and vascular care in a community setting and specializes in detection, prevention, early treatment and emergency intervention of cardiac and vascular disease. A multidisciplinary team of nurses, technical staff, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional radiologists work collaboratively to provide a wide range of procedures onsite, including cardiac catheterization, pacemakers, angioplasty and minimally invasive, cutting-edge treatments that most community hospitals do not provide. The center provides around-the-clock emergency angioplasty and interventional radiology care. The team’s door-to-balloon time, a measurement of swift action during emergency cardiac events, is 68 minutes, well under the national guideline of 90 minutes. This exceptional quality care is key to saving lives and improving patient outcomes.
Recently, the team has also worked to provide new advancements in care involving electrophysiology devices. A new implantable cardioverter defibrillator device will now be available for patients with irregular heart rhythms.
In addition to exceptional medical care, the team’s attentiveness and compassion gives patients a personal experience. This combined personal attention and advanced cardiovascular care is unique to Hallmark Health. The center consistently achieves patient satisfaction rankings at 99 percent and quality indicators above national standards.
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