(Redding, CA, August 1, 2023) – Shasta Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline ® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze recognition for its commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing a specific type of heart attack known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), known to be more severe and dangerous than other types of heart attacks. The award recognizes Shasta Regional Medical Center implementation of quality treatment and care coordination for heart attack patients. Each year, about 285,000 people in the U.S experience this type of heart attack, caused by a complete blockage in a coronary artery. Nearly 40% of the people who go to the emergency
room with acute coronary syndrome are diagnosed with a STEMI. Like all heart attacks, this requires timely treatment to restore blood flow as quickly as possible. “Shasta Regional Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of heart care and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps us achieve that goal,” said Casey Fatch, Chief Executive Officer. “Our dedicated STEMI Team has put processes into place ensuring the rapid response to STEMI’s resulting in improved outcomes for those patients. Our community has an incredibly valuable resource here at SRMC for heart related incidents”. Mission Lifeline is a national, community-based initiative improving systems of care for patients experiencing an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) which is known to be more severe and dangerous than other types of heart attacks.
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