MidMichigan Medical Center – Emergency Medical Services in Midland and Gladwin, have received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission Lifeline EMS Award for the Seventh year in a row.
Done in collaboration with MidMichigan’s Regional STEMI Alert Program, this is also the second consecutive year the award was granted with the Gold-Plus designation.
The programs were honored for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients experiencing severe heart attacks.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (or STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.
MidMichigan Health’s Regional STEMI Alert Program was designed to train paramedics on how to quickly identify the condition in patients, and help them skip the general ER and head straight to the nearest Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or (PCI) heart Center.
Michael Lauer M.D., Director of MidMichigan’s Regional STEMI Program, says they’re extremely proud to have received the recognition for the past seven years, and will continue to be dedicated to providing the highest level of care to heart attack patients.