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CMH heart program receives two American Heart Association national awards

Citizens Memorial Hospital has received two national recognitions by the American Heart Association for their dedication to cardiac care quality. 

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Tamera Heitz-Peek
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theitz@citizensmemorial.com

CMH leadership with AHA Award

Citizens Memorial Hospital has received two national recognitions by the American Heart Association for their dedication to cardiac care quality. CMH was honored with the Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award and the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for demonstrating excellent patient outcomes and implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.

               

Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award

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 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 and cardiac rehabilitation. CMH is recognized as one of only five hospitals in Missouri for having an 85 percent composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75 percent or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

CMH 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.

 

Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award

The Citizens Memorial heart team 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.

“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.”

PHOTO: From left: Joseph Moore, M.D., FACC; Donald J. Babb, CEO; Jane Smith, NP-C and John F. Best, M.D., FACP, FACC, FSCAI

August 07, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CMH heart program receives two American Heart Association national awards

Citizens Memorial Hospital has received two national recognitions by the American Heart Association for their dedication to cardiac care quality. 

Citizens Memorial Hospital has received two national recognitions by the American Heart Association for their dedication to cardiac care quality. CMH was honored with the Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award and the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for demonstrating excellent patient outcomes and implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.

               

Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award

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 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 and cardiac rehabilitation. CMH is recognized as one of only five hospitals in Missouri for having an 85 percent composite adherence and at least 24 consecutive months of 75 percent or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

CMH 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.

 

Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award

The Citizens Memorial heart team 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.

“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.”

PHOTO: From left: Joseph Moore, M.D., FACC; Donald J. Babb, CEO; Jane Smith, NP-C and John F. Best, M.D., FACP, FACC, FSCAI