Murrysville Medic One earns heart association award for 3rd consecutive year
For the third year in a row, Murrysville Medic One officials will receive the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Award for meeting high benchmarks when it comes to treating heart-attack victims.
The Mission: Lifeline awards focus on STEMI or “ST elevation myocardial infarction,” cases — most commonly, heart attacks.
Fewer than 2% of EMS agencies across the country have achieved Mission Lifeline’s “Gold Plus” status, which is awarded based on meeting certain benchmarks.
One benchmark is that a patient should be hooked up to an EKG within 10 minutes after medics arrive. A second benchmark involves the hospitals that receive patients: Within 90 minutes of the first medical contact, a patient should be in a hospital heart catheter lab.
In Pennsylvania, 76 agencies will receive Mission: Lifeline awards in 2019, with 31 of them attaining the AHA’s Gold Plus Award.
The award will be presented 5 p.m. July 23 at the Medic One center on Sardis Road.
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .