Stamford Hospital receives recognition for treatment of heart attacks

July 18, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD — Stamford Health has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving STEMI Award and NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing American Heart Association quality improvement measures for heart attack patients.

Stamford Health earned both Gold and Bronze awards by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI/NSTEMI heart attack patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.

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, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. The initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines.

“Our hospital is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Kathy Silard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stamford Health. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care through Mission: Lifeline.”