MS HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IMPLEMENT STEMI CARE SYSTEM FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS

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September 10, 2012

MS HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IMPLEMENT STEMI CARE SYSTEM FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS

JACKSON, Miss – The STEMI Care System is a network of hospitals that have implemented a process designed to deliver care within minutes to patients experiencing a heart attack called an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, or STEMI. When a patient who is having heart attack symptoms is placed in an ambulance to go to any of the STEMI network hospitals, the ambulance’s healthcare team performs an EKG test and contacts the hospital’s Emergency Department. Upon arrival, the emergency physician diagnoses the problem and with one phone call, activates the eight-person STEMI care team. This call notifies the Cardiac Catheterization Lab team, interventional cardiologists, the nursing supervisor and the Cardiac Care Unit at the same time, allowing the team to get life-saving treatment to the patient within minutes.

The STEMI Network was put in place through the efforts of the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance, which features North, Central and Southern Divisions and is supported by 19 healthcare facilities across the state that perform emergency angioplasty for heart attack patients.

Mississippi healthcare facilities participating in the STEMI program include:

• Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto

• Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle

• Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi

• Delta Regional Medical Center

• North Mississippi Medical Center

• Magnolia Regional Health Center

• Central Mississippi Medical Center

• Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center

• Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

• River Region Medical Center

• Rush Health Systems

• St. Dominic Hospital

• The University of Mississippi Medical Center

• Forrest General Hospital

• Gulfport Memorial Hospital

• Singing River Health Systems (Ocean Springs & Pascagoula)

• Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center

• Wesley Medical Center

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