Way to go Wadley! Have you heard the news? Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope has been recognized for its commitment to quality care for heart attack patients. 

They have received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Referring Center Bronze.  According to a press release, this is in recognition of its treatment for people who have experienced a heart attack known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Men in blue shirt having chest pain - heart attack - heartbeat line

This type of heart attack is more severe and more dangerous than any of the other types of heart attacks. Did you know that close to 285,000 people in the U.S. experience this type of heart attack every year?

What is Lifeline STEMI Referring Center?

Lifeline is a national, community-based initiative improving systems of care for patients with STEMI where they focus on the quick and proper treatment for heart attacks. Lifeline Referring Center recognizes hospitals of all sizes that do not have a 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab available but work with emergency medical services so they can make sure that their patients can still receive STEMI and NSTEMI care.

This is a very prestigious award and it is great to see that Wadley at Hope has received this special recognition.

Nurse smiling at the patient lying in bed.
Paola Giannoni

Dr. Ronald Exum, the Medical Director of the Wadley at Hope ER stated in a press release;

“Wadley at Hope is dedicated to improving the quality of heart care, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps us achieve that goal. The Mission: Lifeline program puts proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, so our patients have the best possible chance of survival.”


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