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CMH honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver-Plus award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. 

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Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

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The award recognizes that CMH performs among the top 25 percent of all participating facilities in the nation in ensuring nine patient care quality measures for treating ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.  Because minutes mean muscle, patients suffering from a heart attack increase their recovery, quality of life, and survival the more quickly they can be treated.  In pursuit of this patient care initiative, CMH’s treatment time of STEMI is among the very top 10 percent of all participating facilities in the nation.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a STEMI - the most deadly 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 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.

“CMH 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 Donald J. Babb, chief executive officer/executive director of CMH. “On behalf of the CMH Heart Team, we are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team. The award reflects a significant institutional commitment to the highest quality of care for our heart attack patients.”

Citizens Memorial Hospital earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for 12 consecutive months to receive this award.

PHOTO: From left: CMH board certified interventional cardiologist John F. Best, M.D., FACP, FACC, FASCAI and Donald, J. Babb, chief executive officer/executive director of CMH.

November 16, 2016

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CMH honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver-Plus award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. 

The award recognizes that CMH performs among the top 25 percent of all participating facilities in the nation in ensuring nine patient care quality measures for treating ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.  Because minutes mean muscle, patients suffering from a heart attack increase their recovery, quality of life, and survival the more quickly they can be treated.  In pursuit of this patient care initiative, CMH’s treatment time of STEMI is among the very top 10 percent of all participating facilities in the nation.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a STEMI - the most deadly 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 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.

“CMH 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 Donald J. Babb, chief executive officer/executive director of CMH. “On behalf of the CMH Heart Team, we are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team. The award reflects a significant institutional commitment to the highest quality of care for our heart attack patients.”

Citizens Memorial Hospital earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for 12 consecutive months to receive this award.

PHOTO: From left: CMH board certified interventional cardiologist John F. Best, M.D., FACP, FACC, FASCAI and Donald, J. Babb, chief executive officer/executive director of CMH.