Citizens Medical Center Recognized by the American Heart Association for Cardiac Care | New

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Citizens Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association with two 2022 Gold Level Achievement Awards.

The hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association 2022 Mission: Lifeline ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Receiving the Center Gold Plus Recognition Award and the 2022 Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) Gold Recognition Award, according to a Wednesday press release.









“Citizens Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for its dedication to providing optimal cardiovascular care,” said Citizens CEO Mike Olson. -a state-of-the-art emergency facility and a commitment to providing our community with the best heart health care options available.

The awards are given to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to treating patients according to the latest, research-based guidelines for the care of NSTEMI and STEMI heart attacks, as outlined by the American Heart Association, according to the release.

“When a person has a heart attack, American Heart Association guidelines call for specific actions in the hospital, as well as appropriate medication and cardiac rehabilitation activities after a hospital stay” , said Dr. James G. Jollis, volunteer president of Get With The. Guidelines – Coronary Artery Disease Systems of Care Advisory Task Force (GWTG-CAD) and Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. “Hospitals like Citizens Medical Center are known for consistently providing patients with counseling, medications, and rehabilitation opportunities that give the patient the best chance of preventing another cardiac event.”

Mission: Lifeline is the American Heart Association’s national initiative to advance the system of care for patients with high-risk, time-sensitive medical conditions, such as heart attacks, according to the release. The program helps reduce barriers to timely treatment of heart attacks – from the time 911 is called, through EMS transport and continuing through treatment and discharge from hospital.

“I’m very proud of our team and our emergency partners for earning this well-deserved recognition and for providing our patients with gold standard care,” said Jeff Payne, director of emergency services at Citizens. “The Mission: Lifeline program implements proven knowledge and guidelines daily so that patients have the best chance of survival and a strong, healthy life after a heart attack.”

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