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Beebe Healthcare Recognized by the American Heart Association with Mission: Lifeline® Bronze NSTEMI Award

Beebe Healthcare is proud to receive 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 severe heart attacks.

NSTEMI stands for Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. It is a type of heart attack accounting for about 30 percent of all heart attack cases.

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 and continuing through hospital treatment.

“Beebe is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients who suffer a heart attack, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that goal through nationally respected clinical guidelines,” said Executive Director of Cardiac & Vascular Services Lynn Amey. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team.”

Beebe earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must have adhered to these measures at a set level for at least one consecutive 90 day interval.

“We commend Beebe Healthcare for this achievement award, which reflects a significant institutional commitment to the highest quality of care for their heart attack patients,” said James G. Jollis, MD, past Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Advisory Working Group. “Achieving this award means the hospital has met specific reporting and achievement measures for the treatment of their patients who suffer heart attacks and we applaud them for their commitment to quality and timely care.”

For more information on Beebe’s Cardiac & Vascular Services, go to https://www.beebehealthcare.org/cardiac-vascular-services. If you are concerned about your heart health, have questions about heart attack risks, or are seeking a cardiologist, contact Beebe’s Cardiac Nurse Navigator Carrie Snyder at (844) 316-3334 or email cardiacnavigator@beebehealthcare.org.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, home care services, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services.  For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.