Published on June 16, 2022

Mary Greeley Recognized for Efforts to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Through Enhanced Staff Training

Mary Greeley Medical Center has been recognized as an RQI Lighthouse Organization for efforts to improve cardiac arrest survival.

This recognition is held by only eighteen other hospitals and health systems in the United States.

Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) is an innovative, digital CPR learning program. Mary Greeley has been using the program since January 2020 to train staff on standards of resuscitation care for in-hospital cardiac arrest. Co-developed by the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical, the program helps healthcare providers achieve sustained proficiency in high-quality CPR skills and verifies CPR competence through more frequent learning experiences, resulting in improved patient outcomes. 

“We are honored to be recognized as an RQI Lighthouse Organization because it puts a spotlight on our continuous efforts to improve the quality of care we provide our patients,” said Brian Dieter, president and CEO of Mary Greeley. “RQI program participation has provided several benefits, including increased staff compliance, satisfaction and performance. In two years, our survival outcome percentage has improved by 5 percent. The greatest benefit is to the communities we serve as we are preparing our staff to deliver high-quality CPR on every patient, every time.”

RQI prepares Mary Greeley Medical Center’s staff to deliver high-quality CPR, and verifies competence in Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. Course instruction is implemented through quarterly self-directed, competency-based, cognitive and hands-on sessions. Additionally, the medical center leverages RQI Responder, a program designed specifically for ancillary staff, to verify competence in Hands-Only CPR every six months.

“We are excited to welcome Mary Greeley Medical Center to the RQI Lighthouse Class of 2022,” said Scott Hunter, impact manager at RQI Partners. “The Mary Greeley team has fully embraced RQI and exemplifies the commitment to delivering quality patient care and fostering an inclusive learner environment to expand the breadth and depth of providers who are equipped with the skills, competence and confidence to render lifesaving intervention. In the two years since adopting RQI, Mary Greeley Medical Center has demonstrated how to create a thriving culture of resuscitation excellence and further our shared mission to improve patient care and help save more lives.” 

RQI is delivered by RQI Partners, the partnership between the American Heart Association, a leading voluntary organization dedicated to a world of longer, healthier lives for all, and Laerdal, one of the world leaders in medical simulation and resuscitation training.