AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has earned two American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® quality achievement awards regarding their demonstrated efforts and for the quality care that they provide for heart attack and stroke patients.

The awards are a validation of AtlantiCare's commitment to:

  • Following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke.
  • Leading to more lives saved.
  • Shorter recovery times.
  • Fewer readmissions to the hospital.

The awards are both impressive and highly comprehensive in nature.

Here’s a detailed description the first award:

“2023 Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Gold Plus award - ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona, NJ, home of AtlantiCare's Heart and Lung Institute The award recognizes ARMC's commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing a specific type of heart attack called ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), known to be more severe and dangerous than other types of heart attacks. ARMC provides 24/7 support for STEM, coordinating with a network of referring hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) to provide guideline-directed STEM and Non-STEMI care.”

Here is a review of the second award:

“2023 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold award with Target: Heart Attack Honor Roll - ARMC Emergency Medical Services. This award recognizes the advance the system of care ARMC provides patients with high-risk, time-sensitive disease states, including severe heart attacks and strokes.This award highlights the collaboration and contributions of both prehospital and hospital providers. This time-critical award level is limited to those agencies that provide patient transport to STEMI-receiving and STEMI-referring centers.”

"We are committed to improving, and ensuring timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes," said Larisa Goganzer, MSN, RN, FACHE, chief operating officer, ARMC. "Our team uses the Mission: Lifeline programs to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis. This helps us ensure more people experience longer, healthier lives. These recognitions are a testament to the teamwork of hundreds of individuals at AtlantiCare in meeting or exceeding care recommendations. They unite to save lives of, and make lives healthier for, individuals in the community, in the hospital and after discharge,” said Goganzer.

Here are the sobering statistics from the American Heart Association:

  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack
  • Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively.
  • Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has the only full-service cardiac program in southeastern New Jersey.

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