Upland Hills Health Earns Award for Heart Attack Treatment

June 29, 2023 (Dodgeville) — Upland Hills Health Hospital and Clinics has received American Heart Association (AHA) Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referring Center Gold recognition for providing the highest level of care for patients experiencing the most dangerous form of heart attack, a STEMI.

Recognition as a Mission: Lifeline Referring Center is designed to showcase hospitals of every size on the front lines of care that do not have 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab availability but work in collaboration with emergency medical services to ensure patients receive guideline-directed heart attack care.

“Care coordination is important when a patient is having a STEMI heart attack. The AHA research has detailed the best way to care for these patients, while we coordinate transferring them to Madison hospitals to get them the comprehensive care they need,” explained Patty Hinderman, R.N., Director of Emergency Services at Upland Hills Health Hospital and Clinics.
“Anyone who arrives in our Emergency Department with chest pain and has a ST elevation (STEMI) on their EKG receives the appropriate treatment protocols at Upland Hills Health, then they are transferred to the hospital cardiac catheterization labs in Madison within 90-120 minutes.”

Mission: Lifeline is a national, community-based initiative improving systems of care for patients with STEMI, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), stroke and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The program focuses on streamlining processes to speed the delivery of proper treatment for time sensitive, neuro-cardiovascular disease states.

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