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Published on July 18, 2018

Stamford Hospital receives Mission: Lifeline STEMI Gold and NSTEMI Bronze achievement awards

STAMFORD, CT/ July 17, 2018 — Stamford Health has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving STEMI Award and NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer 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, 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.


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.
“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.”


“We commend Stamford Hospital for this award in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Tim Henry, M.D., Chair 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.”

Learn more about Stamford Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute.

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