March 21, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Provides Fast, Precise, Cutting-Edge Pediatric Care Onboard AirMed 12

Bryan, TX, March 13, 2019-Emergency Medical Service staff onboard CHI St. Joseph Heath’s AirMed 12, the medical helicopter that acts as an extension of the Regional Hospital’s level II trauma center, have implemented the use of Handtevy Pediatric Emergency Standards when treating pediatric patients.

Developed by pediatric emergency medicine physician and EMS Medical Director, Dr. Peter Antevy, the Handtevy standards rely only on the patient’s age to determine drug dosing and equipment sizing. It also calculates that dosing, based on the hospital’s individual protocols, for every drug carried on AirMed 12.

In addition to offering greater accuracy in treatment of pediatric patients, the system alleviates stress for first responder in emergency situations as they are assessing their young patients and determining a course of treatment. Previous methods used to determine and calculate the appropriate dosages and equipment size proved inaccurate at times.

As additional EMS systems across the Brazos Valley integrate the Handtevy system into their protocols, more pediatric patients will benefit from seamless and continuous treatment, streamlining their move toward definitive, hospital-based care.

About CHI St. Joseph Health: Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or tbates@st-joseph.org.]

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February 19, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Receives TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award

Bryan, TX, February 19, 2019—CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital earned the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Bronze Award for undertaking quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve its performance on specific national quality measures.

Sponsored by the TMF® Health Quality Institute and hospital associations in several states, the award recognizes hospitals in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Established in 2004, the award is a non-competitive recognition program designed to identify exemplary outcomes achieved by hospitals.

The 2018 TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Award program is based on achievements in 2016-17. Our hospitals performed quality initiatives aimed at improving outcomes in patient care.

To earn bronze status, Regional Hospital reported at least one measure set for Inpatient Quality Reporting and Outpatient Quality Reporting programs and attained a 10-percent improvement in readmissions or a rate of 5 percent or less. Regional was among 51 hospitals earning this honor.

“This recognition underscores our commitment to patient safety and delivering quality health care,” said CHI St. Joseph Health President & CEO Theron Park. “Our team works tirelessly throughout the year to ensure a high standard of care for all patients at Regional Hospital.”

About TMF: TMF Health Quality Institute focuses on improving lives by improving the quality of health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. For more than 45 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners in a variety of settings improve care for their patients. www.tmf.org

About CHI St. Joseph Health: Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or tbates@st-joseph.org.]

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