Source: Evangelical Community Hospital

Pennsylvania CARES, which stands for Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival, has awarded Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Services for their dedication for collecting out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data for quality improvement purposes. The registry has honored 145 agencies statewide for their cooperation and dedication.

Each year, more than 350,000 people in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. By participating in Pennsylvania CARES, Evangelical Community Hospital demonstrates commitment to saving lives by strengthening the links in the chain of survival. The registry measures bystander and 911 responses including CPR and AED application, telephone CPR, and EMS responses. With this information, agencies can discover the most effective practices and implement new programs to improve emergency care.

Recipients of this year’s Pennsylvania CARES Award successfully participated in the registry for the 2018 calendar year and are commended for collecting data in collaboration with and on behalf of Basic Life Support, first responder and community partners to measure outcomes, improve the quality of care, and save lives.

“We are proud to be named as a recipient of the Pennsylvania CARES Award,” said Nick Klose, Clinical Director of Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Services. “As emergency responders, we have the unique opportunity to bring medical care to patients outside of the Hospital setting. It is a priority for us, to not only provide excellent care, but to also capture and report data that can assist all Pennsylvania hospitals and their emergency response personnel in creating better response systems focused on the patient that can ultimately aid in increasing survival.”