FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONGVIEW, TX -- May 24, 2018 -- CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System, the first health system in the nation to implement Pulsara, continues to see an improvement in Door-To-Needle (D2N) times during stroke and Door-To-Balloon (D2B) times during heart attack treatments. Research shows that quicker treatment time equates to better patient outcomes. The communications platform, Pulsara, is now the standard of care for the entire region; used by every hospital and EMS agency in the area.
Pulsara was actually “born” locally, in Longview, Texas. Invented as a collaboration between Leading Edge Medical Associates (LEMA) and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System, the idea centered around the questions, “How can we improve patient care in our facilities? How can we help our health care system pursue value-based health care – providing improved quality of care at a lower cost?”
“The doctors, advanced practice providers, Associates and every member of the Good Shepherd Health System comes to work each day focused on how we can fulfill our mission and improve the lives and health of our patients and this community we serve,” said Mark Anderson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Physician Operations, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. “With Pulsara, we are able to have a great impact on our patients lives by enacting two of our core values: excellence to ensure that we are providing and maintaining high standards of service and performance, and stewardship to assure the wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.”