MRMC nationally recognized for cardiac arrest care


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Resuscitation Gold quality achievement award for its commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, ultimately helping to improve survival rates.

Each year, more than 300,000 adults and children experience an in-hospital cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association. Survival from cardiac arrest largely depends on timely medical emergency team response and effective CPR.

The Get With The Guidelines - Resuscitation program was developed to help save lives of patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests by consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment as outlined by the American Heart Association. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-resuscitation care. Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines.

Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for two consecutive calendar years.

“Maury Regional Medical Center is committed to providing our patients rapid, state-of-the-art heart care, including adhering to the latest resuscitation guidelines,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Martin Chaney, MD. “Get With The Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which studies show can help more patients who have cardiac arrest survive.”

MRMC’s emergency responders are equipped to begin treatment immediately and relay vital information to the hospital while in route to the Emergency Department. Physicians and staff are then waiting for the patient and can begin treatment immediately in the cardiac catheterization lab.

The communication and rapid response have led to MRMC’s current average door-to-balloon time — the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital to when a blocked artery is opened — being 170% faster than the standard time recommended by American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines (90 minutes).

MRMC’s newly renovated, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab features a team of expert cardiologists who work in tandem with a highly skilled and experienced team and cutting-edge technology to investigate heart conditions and perform an array of interventional procedures.

Learn more about the heart services offered at MRMC at

Time is of the essence when dealing with a heart attack. Call 911 immediately if you or someone nearby is experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest discomfort, discomfort in other parts of the upper body, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, nausea, light-headedness or a cold sweat.

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