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Baptist Health Lexington Receives American Heart Association Quality Achievement Award



Baptist Health Lexington Receives American Heart Association Quality Achievement Award

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Baptist Health Lexington has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award.  The award recognizes Baptist Health Lexington’s commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients.

 

A ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe form of heart attack, occurs when a blood clot completely blocks an artery to the heart. Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline are part of a system that ensures that STEMI patients get immediate treatment to restore blood flow.

 

“We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care,” said William G. Sisson, president & CEO of Baptist Health Lexington.

“We are dedicated to making our cardiac care among the best in the country, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that by making it easier for our professionals to improve the outcomes of STEMI patients.”

 

This marks the second year that Baptist Health Lexington has been recognized with a Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The hospital was the first in Kentucky to receive the award and is the only Mission: Lifeline accredited facility in the state.