Baptist Hospital East becomes only second hospital in the state to receive American Heart Assn Bronze award for heart attack care

For the second time, Baptist Hospital East has earned the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Baptist East’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI patients.

Baptist East and sister hospital Central Baptist in Lexington are the only two hospitals in Kentucky to hold this distinction.

Hospitals that receive the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Performance Achievement Award have demonstrated for 90 consecutive days that at least 85 percent of eligible STEMI patients (without contraindications) are treated within specific time frames upon entering the hospital and discharged following the American Heart Association’s recommended treatment guidelines.

What is STEMI?
STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) refers to an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) indication of a blockage to a coronary artery and potential damage to the heart muscle.


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