Jennie Award Mission

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital staff received the Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award and Mission: Lifeline®STEMI Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award and Mission: Lifeline®STEMI Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction, 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, 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.

“Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Julie Buckelew, RN, neurodiagnostics at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care through Mission: Lifeline.”

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital earned the awards by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI heart attack patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed for those patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer.

“We commend Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital for these awards in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Dr. Tim Henry, chairman of the Mission: Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome Subcommittee. “We applaud the significant institutional commitment to their critical role in the system of care for quickly and appropriately treating heart attack patients.”

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.