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Central Recognized for Excellent Care of STEMI Patients

Patients who have most severe form of heart attack receive the best care possible

Central Washington Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Central Washington Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care for heart attack patients.

Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people have the most severe form of heart attack, called a STEMI. To prevent death, it’s critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline® make sure their STEMI patients get the right care they need, as quickly as possible. Mission: Lifeline® focuses on improving care for STEMI patients, which improves care for all heart attack patients.
This award formally acknowledges that Central Washington Hospital consistently meets high standards of performance in quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients.

Central Washington Hospital is dedicated to making our cardiac care among the best in the country, said Peter Rutherford MD, CEO. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team.”