Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has announced that as of July 16, the three-digit dialing code 988 is available nationwide, to reach trained crisis conselors who can help in a mental health, substance abuse or suicidal crisis.
The new code will connect people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline), where accessible care and support is available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress.
People also can dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
To learn more, visit Nami.org/988.
Best Maternity Hospital
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has been named one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals for 2022, according to a news release.
This award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., which invited more than 10,000 medical professionals to participate in a survey. Only 350 winners were recognized on the list.
“We have some of the best health care workers in the Tampa Bay area. Our entire team is engaged and pride themselves on quality care, safety and patient experience for every patient we serve,” said Maria C. Boyd, director of The Baby Place at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, in the release.
“We know families have many choices for care when it comes to bringing precious life into this world and we are honored to be a part of their special moments,” said Boyd.
To learn more, visit AHWesleyChapel.com.
Fire Rescue award
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus achievement award for its commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attack, ultimately saving lives, according to a news release.
Mission: Lifeline is the American Heart Association’s national initiative to advance the system of care for patients with high-risk, time-sensitive conditions, such as severe heart attacks.
The program helps to reduce barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, starting from when 911 is called to EMS transport, and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge.
Optimal care for heart attack paients takes coordination between the individual hospital, EMS, and the health care system.