Hays Med Receives Special Accreditation

HaysMed has been  named an Accredited Chest Pain Center With PCI , by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care(SCPC). HaysMed received the full accreditationHaysMedicalCenter from SCPC on June 18, 2013.

“This is another step in our commitment to provide superior emergency and cardiac care to Western Kansas,” said Dr. John Jeter, President and CEO of HaysMed. “Our core purpose is to help people be healthy and achieving this status affirms our status as a leader in providing quality patient care.”

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.

The Accredited Chest Pain Center’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.
With the increase in chest pain centers came the need to establish standards designed to improve the consistency and quality of care provided to patients. SCPC’s accreditation process ensures that centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.
The Accredited Chest Pain Center at HaysMed has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SPCP’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include the following:
• 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

  • Uncle Thomas

    Yes Mr. CEO the accreditations are there, the new buildings are there, the landscape for the doctors parking lot will be improved, but no pay increase for the staff who work 24/7 providing the community with all this service. My guess would be the administration sees annual cost of living and merit/performance pay increases. WARNING WHEN YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE THEY ORGANIZE…YES THAT IS CALLED UNION LABOR!

  • Wha?

    Good point. Mr. CEO said two years ago year after year is more profitable. The in the same meeting he says. By the way u will pay more for your health insurance AND we are lowering the annual 3% raise to 2%. Way to throw it in the employees faces. There’s a reason they can’t keep people. A reason people move on and look for something better.

    Ill think they’ll be surprised this year whe their “best places to work” survey comes out.

  • Attorney

    I wouldn’t take my worst enemy to HaysMed. Nice to look at. Lousy staff. Mediocre care.

    • Uncle Thomas

      How do they continue to receive “best places to work”. All I hear from the wellness center, to ER, to heart is how the employees feel the CEO is a schmoozer.

      Right here is where HaysMed is headed http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/entry/kansas-city-rns-vote-to-join-nations-largest-rn-union

      • Wha?

        Because there is a bonus for everybody when the survey results are good. Also they get a “jeans Friday” every Friday(with the exception of nurses) if the survey results are good. So people have “incentive” to vote positively. Money breeds corruption, lack of it breeds resentment.

        • Uncle Thomas

          Interesting…very interesting! You are rewarded for your positive vote. Very simple yet effective

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    • Wha?

      I disagree with that mostly. Most the Dr. And nursing staff really do care about patient welfare. Maybe u had a bad experience but in general they provide quality care. I know one of the cardiac nurse practitioners came in on a sat. Just to get my dad his pain meds. She didn’t have to but she did. That’s care IMO. That’s not a rate instance either. The little things happen all the time there. People just don’t see it.

      • Uncle Thomas

        The care is mediocre at best! I have done consulting at hospitals smaller as well as larger…there are so many areas in need of improvement at HMC. It is basically one or two families that have been in the community have controlled the operations, hand picked the board of directors, etc. Small town politics at its best. If I had an injury that was not life threatened I would drive at least 90 miles away. If I had a life threatening issue I would pray and then get the hell out of dodge as soon as I was stabilized.

  • Frank

    Heaven forbid someone has a serious medical need in this town. All that glitters is not gold.

  • Uncle Thomas

    HaysMed employees it is time for you to organize. No more of the CEO telling you no raises.

    • I’m no expert

      Thank You Uncle Thomas for once again enlightening the viewers with your EXPERT OPINION! Just because you did consulting in smaller facilities does not mean you know anything about HaysMed. You mention nothing about doing consulting work for HMC. Why is that? I’m no expert, but you need to show the viewers your facts and less of an opinion!

      • Uncle Thomas

        “as well as larger” please read one more time…it will sink in.
        My consulting was in the area of efficiencies in the area of administration. health care is about as efficient as education.

        • I’m no expert

          Okay, you may have been at some larger facilities, but the point is you do not state you consulted with HaysMed. So what makes you an expert on this facility? Hear say are not facts, but unofficial unverified information gained from another party. Not everything you hear from HMC employees is true. People only hear what they want and that does not make it a FACT. So unless you have information on paper your words are still just an opinion.

  • lol

    I don’t see how they could win anything except the worst healthcare center in the US. Maybe the most un-professional health care center. Or maybe the most likely to keep you in pain or six feet under. Or maybe the biggest OPPS award. This place is a joke. But they sure like to slap themselves on the back and tell themselves what a great job they are doing. This place has a prerequisite that if you meet the public you must be really really rude. Over worked and under paid they ran off most of their good help years ago.