Scott & White Hospital - Round Rock Emergency Department Awards and Recognition
In addition to being ranked by Press Ganey in the top-ten percent of U.S. Emergency Departments for overall patient satisfaction, the Emergency Department of Scott & White Hospital - Round Rock has received numerous awards, accreditations and recognitions for the quality care provided to our patients.
American Heart Association Mission : Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award
Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock was the first hospital in the United States to receive the Mission : Lifeline recognition, designating the facility as part of a system that makes sure STEMI patients get the right care, as quickly as possible, while focusing on improving the system of care for heart attack patients. STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) patients experience a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires immediate treatment. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.
Accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers as a PCI-Cycle III Chest Pain Center
The intent of this accreditation is to ensure facilities meet or exceed quality-of-care measures based on improving the process for the care of the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patient. ACS symptoms are brought on by sudden reduced blood flow to the heart, resulting in unstable angina or heart attack. They include the traditional symptom of chest pain as well as non-traditional symptoms such as referred pain (often in the upper arm, neck or jaw), nausea and vomiting, heartburn, unusual or unexplained fatigue, shortness of breath, intense sweating and lightheadedness*.
* Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Primary Stroke Certification by The Joint Commission
The Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. It is The Joint Commission's first advanced certification program. Scott & White Hospital - Round Rock was the first hospital in Williamson COunty to receive this designation.
Certified primary stroke centers:
- Use a standardized method of delivering care based on the Brain Attack Coalition recommendations for establishment of primary stroke centers
- Support a patient's self-management activities
- Tailor treatment and intervention to individual needs
- Promote the flow of patient information across settings and providers, while protecting patient rights, security and privacy
- Analyze and use standardized performance measure data to continually improve treatment plans
- Demonstrate their application of and compliance with the clinical practice guidelines published by the AHA/ASA or equivalent evidence-based guidelines
American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke - Gold Plus
The Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus award shows Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock’s commitment to quality and the ability to collaborate as a team to achieve and sustain 85 percent adherence or higher to seven Stroke Achievement Measures for at least 24 consecutive months.
Target Stroke Award by the American Stroke Association
Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock is one of just 10 hospitals in Texas and the only hospital in Central Texas to be awarded an "Honor Roll Site" status for the American Stroke Association's Target: Stroke program. The program seeks to help hospitals reduce the time it takes for a clot-busting drug, rt-PA, to be administered after a stroke.