LGH Wins American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award

Lowell General Hospital, which has a location at Cornerstone Square, recently announced that its paramedics team has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award.

Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Gold award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for two years regarding ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care.

“EMTs and paramedics play a vital part in the system of care for those who have heart attacks,” said James Jollis, M.D., Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Advisory Working Group. “Since they often are the first medical point of contact, they can shave precious minutes of life-saving treatment time by activating the emergency response system that alerts hospitals. We applaud Lowell General Hospital Paramedics for achieving this award that shows it meets evidence-based guidelines in the treatment of people who have severe heart attacks.”

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