Washington Regional has received the Mission: Lifeline® Regional STEMI Trailblazer Achievement Award as a part of the Arkansas region. The award was presented for the implementation of improvement measures at a regional level for treating severe heart attack patients. The measures are outlined by the American Heart Association.
Annually, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which is the deadliest type of heart attack. The American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce and eliminate systematic barriers that reduce the efficiency of heart attack treatment and response, from 911 calls to hospital discharge. This initiative provides training tools and resources to support heart attack care and treatment while following up-to-date treatment instructions and guidelines.
Last week, Washington Regional also announced that it had received a Lifeline® Silver Award for efficiency standards in the restoration of blood flow to the clogged arteries of heart attack patients.
Washington Regional is the only not-for-profit, community-owned, and locally-governed healthcare system in Northwest Arkansas.