published Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Memorial recognized for fast treatment times for heart attack patients

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Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Memorial Hospital as having among the fastest treatment times in the nation for heart attack patients.

The June 13 edition of Becker’s highlighted Memorial.

Memorial’s fast response “equates to improved survival for the patient and a reduced chance of serious complications such as heart rhythm problems and congestive heart failure,” Dr. Eric Conn, a cardiologist with The Chattanooga Heart Institute at Memorial, said. “Few hospitals are able to consistently meet this guideline so patients who come into our emergency department have the advantage of being treated in a cardiac program that provides a level of excellence not seen in most hospitals.”

Becker’s is a source of business and legal information for health care leaders, the release said.

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