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Beebe Healthcare Receives Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Achievement Award
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Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce it has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing the specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
The goal of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, from the 9-1-1 call to EMS transport to hospital treatment and discharge. The initiative provides tools, training and other resources that support heart attack care and follow protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines.
Beebe earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures that re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients.
“Beebe Healthcare is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Lynn Amey, Executive Director of Cardiac and Vascular Services. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in quality cardiac care through Mission: Lifeline.”
“We commend Beebe Healthcare for this award in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Tim Henry, MD, 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.”
About Mission: Lifeline
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation clinical treatment guidelines. For more information, visit heart.org.