The American Medical Response Mississippi Gulf Coast received the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Gold Award.
This award is for the quality treatment of patients who experience massive heart attacks. The award is not easy to come by as it is awarded to high functioning EMS systems.
The award is based on specific measures that must be met on a yearly basis.
Some of the specific measures include the EMS team recognizing the patient is having a heart attack, notifying the hospital and then transporting the patient to an appropriate facility.
Clinical Education Manager Whitney Valles said, “It definitely shows that we are doing something right as far as continuing education goes. It shows that our providers here at AMR as well as the fire department and at the hospital are truly just dedicated to providing better cardiac care for our residents of the Gulf Coast.”
The AMR Mississippi Gulf Coast has been serving the area for 46 years and say they continue to strive for the best care.