Bristol Regional receives Gold Plus Award from Mission: Lifeline

Mission: Lifeline Gold PlusBristol Regional Medical Center received gold plus recognition in the Mission: Lifeline program. To earn this award, the hospital achieved 85 percent or higher composite adherence to the program's quality achievement indicators for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction – or STEMI heart attack – referral centers for 24 consecutive months. 

They received additional recognition for achieving 75 percent or higher adherence to the 1st door-to-device time of 120 minutes or less (for transfers).

Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline are part of a system that ensures STEMI patients get the right care they need as quickly as possible.

Mission: Lifeline focuses on improving the system of care for these patients while at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients. 

The Mission: Lifeline is a program created by the American Heart Association to improve STEMI and cardiac resuscitation systems of care.