Crozer-Keystone Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Achieve 2015 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Performance Award - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on May 06, 2015

Crozer-Keystone Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Achieve 2015 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Performance Award

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Katrina Stier
(610) 447-6314
Katrina.Stier@crozer.org

Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Performance Award is currently the highest award available for EMS Agencies to achieve.

Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Award
is currently the highest award available for
EMS Agencies to achieve.

Crozer-Keystone Health System Emergency Medical Services (EMS) North and South Divisions have both achieved the 2015 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Achievement award from the American Heart Association.

“This award recognizes the commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI or ST-elevation myocardial infarction,” says Conlen Booth, BS, EMT-P, CCEMTP, chief, Crozer-Keystone Health System EMS-North Division.

Currently the highest award available for EMS Agencies to achieve, the criteria to achieve the Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Award is based on meeting the achievement measures aggregated annually for two years with no single measure 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-South Division.

Crozer-Keystone Health System's EMS joins 447 EMS agencies in the US and is 2 of 62 EMS agencies in PA in receiving the 2015 American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Performance Achievement award.

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.

According to the American Heart Association, a STEMI is caused by a prolonged period of blocked blood supply that affects a large area of the heart. These attacks carry a substantial risk of death and disability and require quick response by many individuals and systems.

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

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