Bryan Selected as Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Award Recipient
Bryan Medical Center (www.bryanhealth.com) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) 2017 Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Recognition Award. Health care organizations that follow specific AHA quality improvement measures for treating severe heart attack patients receive this award. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a severe heart attack known as STEMI. STEMI is the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by blocked blood flow to the heart. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program aims to help hospitals get treatment for these cases more quickly, beginning with the 911 call and continuing through hospital treatment. Bryan Medical Center is recognized for having an 85% composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients. “Patients are getting better and faster care for severe heart attacks, thanks to new technology, improvement measures and Bryan’s partnerships with first responders throughout our region,” says John Woodrich, Bryan Medical Center president and chief operating officer.