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Published on July 21, 2015

The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award from American Heart Association


TYLER, July 15, 2015 —The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital at Trinity Mother Frances has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

      Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

            The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment. The national standard is first medical contact to reperfusion in 90 minutes. The team at Louis and Peaches Heart Hospital was presented the award for excellence and efficiency in cardiovascular care and maintaining reperfusion times below the national standard by employing best practices throughout the process, saving more heart muscle and more lives.

      LPOHH is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients who suffer a heart attack, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that goal through nationally respected clinical guidelines,” said Jamie Moore, RN, AMI/STEMI Coordinator at the LPOHH. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team and their commitment to our patients.” 

      “We commend Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital for this achievement award, which reflects a significant institutional commitment to the highest quality of care for their heart attack patients,” said James G. Jollis, MD, Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Advisory Working Group and President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. “Achieving this award means the hospital has met specific reporting and achievement measures for the treatment of their patients who suffer heart attacks and we applaud them for their commitment to quality and timely care.”

      LPOHH earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for a designated period to receive the awards.




About Trinity Mother Frances

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, Mother Frances Hospital Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville, Mother Frances Hospital Winnsboro, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 350 physicians and advanced practice providers representing 39 specialties in 33 clinic locations serving East Texas.


About Mission: Lifeline

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation clinical treatment guidelines.  For more information, visit heart.org/missionlifeline and heart.org/quality.


Reviewed by Will Knous on July 21, 2015