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Midland Memorial receives two American Heart Association awards

Midland Memorial receives two American Heart Association awards

Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) has received two American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Achievement Awards “for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines” for the treatment of heart disease and stroke.

“That means more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital,” hospital officials said in a statement.

The hospital’s honors include the NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award and the STEMI Receiving Center Gold Achievement Award.

MMH qualified for the awards for participating in Mission: Lifeline, a program by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association that works for hospitals nationwide to help ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence and research-based guidelines.

“MMH is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes,” said Nancy Hill, Executive Director of Quality Management. “The Mission: Lifeline program makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people in the Permian Basin experience longer, healthier lives.”

Dr. John Warner, past president of the American Heart Association and executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, added, “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”