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CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Receives Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Bronze Achievement Award
CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. The initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines.
CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI heart attack patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.
“CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs President Dr. Doug Ross. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care through Mission: Lifeline.”
“We commend CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs for this award in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Tim Henry, M.D., Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome Subcommittee. “We applaud the significant institutional commitment to their critical role in the system of care for quickly and appropriately treating heart attack patients.”