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Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital honored for treating heart attack victims

Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 10:45 a.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital recently received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the hospital’s success in treating heart attack patients.

Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people suffer a STEMI, the most severe form of heart attack that occurs when a blood clot completely blocks an artery to the heart. To prevent death, doctors must restore blood flow by by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

The award acknowledges Mission: Lifeline hospitals that provide STEMI patients with proper care they need, as quickly as possible. Mission: Lifeline focuses on improving the system of care for these patients and at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients.

“Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is dedicated to making our cardiac care among the best in the country," Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Cardiology Director Michael Koerting said. "Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that by making it easier for our professionals to improve the outcomes of our cardiac patients. We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team.”

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