Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving and NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Awards for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
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.
“TGMC 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 Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team.”
TGMC earned the NSTEMI Silver 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 12 consecutive months to receive this award.
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