Dr. Lamont Tyler, a clinical physician, is the medical director of specialty physician services at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. In the business of saving lives, Dr. Lamont Tyler shares the same vision as the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross was established in 1881 by Clara Barton, a nurse and a humanitarian. Upon returning home from the Civil War, Barton campaigned for the establishment of a humanitarian organization to help people injured in war. For 23 years, Barton led relief efforts in the United States and overseas.
Today, the American Red Cross focuses its efforts on specific programs, such as services for veterans. The organization serves as a bridge between veterans and national resources to provide veterans the assistance they need.
Specifically, the Red Cross assists veterans in filing claims for benefits by coordinating with the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA). Members of the Red Cross also volunteer in military hospitals to assist veterans as they go through rehabilitation.
Dr. Lamont Tyler serves as the medical director of OSF Medical Group in Bloomington, Illinois. In addition to his work in urgent care, Dr. Lamont Tyler actively supports the efforts of health-centric organizations such as the American Red Cross (ARC).
ARC works to prevent and alleviate suffering through volunteer efforts. The nonprofit provides blood, food, shelter, and other necessary services when disaster strikes.
In January, ARC responded to the southern states impacted by adverse weather conditions. More than 60 tornadoes hit populated areas across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi during one weekend, affecting 1,100 homes and causing many families to be temporarily displaced.
ARC responded with emergency shelters, response vehicles, and supplies. More than 30,000 meals and 8,000 relief items went out to residents as they sought refuge in shelters or worked to repair their homes. Workers also helped connect affected residents to appropriate health care and disaster mental health services in their area.
Dr. Lamont Tyler serves as the medical director of specialty physician services at the Chicago, Illinois-based OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and has treated patients in Central Illinois and the northern suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Lamont Tyler’s hospital received the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program’s Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in January 2016.
The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program recognizes hospitals for their compliance with the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Achievement Measures. Qualifying hospitals demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance and achieve at Participating status with the program; they must also submit an application. Award levels of Bronze, Silver, and Gold are accorded based on continuous performance, with Bronze recognizing a performance of 90 consecutive days and a Silver recognizing 12 consecutive months. Gold level awards go to hospitals that demonstrate a performance of 24 or more consecutive months.
Administrated by the American Heart Association, the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program promotes consistent adherence to the latest scientific guidelines for treatment. It offers mutual benefits to hospitals and patients alike through patient resources, clinical tools, professional education opportunities, and a competitive advantage in the healthcare management. Additionally, it operates as part of a comprehensive group of programs designed to advance medical care and push for continuous quality improvement.
To learn more about the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program and awards, visit heart.org.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.