Published on May 07, 2014

Crozer-Keystone EMS Has Achieved the 2014 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Level Recognition Award by the American Heart Association


Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Katrina Stier
(610) 447-6314

Springfield, Pa – Crozer-Keystone Health System Emergency Medical Services (EMS) North and South Division have achieved the 2014 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association.

American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline

Crozer-Keystone EMS Achieves 2014 Mission:
Lifeline EMS Silver Recognition Award

This award recognizes the commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack knows as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).

Currently the highest award available for EMS Agencies to achieve, the criteria to achieve the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver award is based on meeting the achievement measures for a least one or more calendar quarters with no single measures scoring below 75 percent.

“This award is a result of implementing best practice into our pre-hospital care of patients to rapidly identify a STEMI and working together with our hospitals to get our patients’ the best care necessary at the appropriate facility. It takes a dedicated team to recognize the importance of providing quality pre-hospital care to our community,” says Robert Reeder, BS, NRP, Chief, Crozer-Keystone Health System EMS.

Mission: Lifeline® helps STEMI-receiving centers leverage the capabilities of EMS and non-PCI hospitals for optimum treatment of STEMI patients. By working together under a shared set of guidelines and closing communication gaps about patient outcomes, the professionals within a STEMI system of care can save lives and improve the health of the communities they serve.

Crozer-Keystone Health System's EMS has been providing compassionate emergency care to the people of southeastern Delaware County for more than 30 years.

For more information about Crozer-Keystone's EMS services, visit here.

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