published Monday, May 20th, 2013

Memorial Hospital receives award for heart attack care

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Memorial Hospital has received an award for its exceptional care of heart attack patients, according to a news release.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award recognizes Memorial’s success in implementing an exceptional standard of care for heart attack patients, the release stated.

The national goal is 90 minutes from the time a person comes through the door of the emergency department to the time that a patient is receiving a catheterization. Memorial far exceeds that goal with an average time of 45.9 minutes that is one of the fastest in the nation, the release stated.

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