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Published:  July 23, 2012

St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital receives Mission: Lifeline Award for Heart Attack Care by the American Heart Association

St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital (SLWH) recently received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes SLWH’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients.
 
Every year, nearly 250,000 people experience a STEMI type of heart attack. Unfortunately, a significant number don't receive prompt reperfusion therapy, which is critical in restoring blood flow. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely access to appropriate treatments.
 
Mission: Lifeline is focused on improving the system of care for these patients and improving care for all heart attack patients. Hospitals partnered with Mission: Lifeline strive to improve care in both acute treatment measures and discharge measures.
 
“St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital is dedicated to making our cardiac care among the best in the country,” said Debra F. Sukin, CEO, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital, and Senior Vice President, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. “The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish this goal and to improve the outcomes of our cardiac patients. We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care.”

St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital is located at 17200 St. Luke’s Way in The Woodlands at the southwest corner of SH 242 (College Park Drive) and Interstate I-45.  For more information, call 936-266-2000 or visit StLukesWoodlands.com.
 
 


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