Recognition for Non ST-Elevation-Acute Cardiac Syndrome care
Parkland Memorial Hospital is one of only 42 hospitals nationwide and one of three in the Southwest Affiliate to receive the American Heart Association (AHA) Mission: Lifeline Hospital Non ST-Elevation-Acute Cardiac Syndrome (NSTE-ACS) Early Adaptor Award. The award was presented to Parkland at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Sessions on Nov. 14, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.
“We commend Parkland Health & Hospital System for this achievement award which reflects a significant institutional commitment to the highest quality of care for their heart attack patients,” said Takiyah R. Wilson, PhD, AHA Director of Quality & Systems Improvement.
“We are pleased that Parkland was recognized by the American Heart Association for being on the cutting edge of quality improvement for heart attack patients,” said Sandeep Das, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Acute Coronary Care and the Cardiology Consult Service at Parkland and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “The entire cardiology team at Parkland is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of care, and AHA’s Mission: Lifeline program helps us accomplish that goal through nationally respected clinical guidelines.”
When a heart attack strikes, every second matters. The AHA initially created Mission: Lifeline to save the lives of STEMI heart attack patients by connecting healthcare providers, pre-hospital providers and community stakeholders in a proactive system of care - from symptom onset through cardiac rehabilitation. Thanks to the success of the program, the AHA expanded Mission: Lifeline to include all patients who suffer from both types of myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) - STEMI and NSTE-ACS.
The goal of the program is to help save lives and improve patient outcomes. According to the AHA, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the world and the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 370,000 Americans a year, or 1 in every 7 deaths in the U.S.
To learn more about the American Heart Association, visit www.heart.org. To learn more about Parkland services, visit www.parklandhospital.com.