Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is among an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for meeting the highest quality standards for treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks. AAMC has achieved the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Plus STEMI Receiving Award and Bronze NSTEMI Award.
This year, AAMC was also recognized by the AHA and American Stroke Association (ASA) for meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. AAMC earned the AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.
AAMC qualified for these awards by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment in these medical emergencies. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level and duration.
“For heart attack and stroke patients, quick actions can save lives,” says Jerome Segal, MD, medical director of Cardiovascular Services at AAMC. “These emergencies require seamless coordination with our Anne Arundel County partners in the Emergency Medical Services Division — a team of top-notch emergency technicians — as well as multiple departments within the hospital. We are proud to say that we have extremely efficient systems, and we are pleased to be recognized for our commitment to delivering advanced heart attack and stroke care quickly and safely.”
Services for stroke, heart attack patients
Hospitals that meet AHA/ASA quality standards not only know the importance of treating quickly and safely, but they also follow evidence-based research that helps to determine why a patient had a heart attack or stroke in the first place.