Newton Resident Honored by American Heart Association
American Heart Association Honors Eileen Libbey Mullins
BOSTON – The American Heart Association has honored Newton resident, Eileen Libbey Mullins, RN, for her commitment to providing the highest level care to stroke and heart patients. Mullins was recognized on Thursday, September 27th at the Heart Association’s 2012 Heart of Our Mission event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston.
Mullins works at Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a Quality and Safety Nurse Specialist, which includes submitting data on all patients who have had a heart attack, heart failure or stroke. Mullins makes certain that all patients receive patient education and evidence-based care that is compliant with the American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” suite of quality improvement programs.
Lisa Bemben, Director of Quality Improvement Initiatives at the American Heart Association explained that Get With The Guidelines® is a program that helps ensure consistent application of the most recent American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific guidelines for patient treatment. The program includes in-hospital modules for heart attack, heart failure, stroke and resuscitation as well as a program for outpatient practices.
“Eileen’s passion and commitment to providing her patients with the very best, evidence-based care is truly inspiring,” said Bemben. “She has played a critical role in motivating her team at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to strive for continuous quality improvement.”
The annual Heart of Our Mission reception is an event to commemorate key volunteers who have demonstrated passion and commitment for moving forward the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Heart of Our Mission also serves as the premiere of this year’s local Go Red spokeswomen who will serve as the face of the Go Red movement in Massachusetts. The Heart of Our Mission Award and Making the Stroke Connection Award recipients were also honored and presented during the stage program.
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.