St. Luke's Honored for Care of Heart Attack and Stroke Patients

One of the awards earned by St. Luke's. One of the awards earned by St. Luke's. |  Photo: WDIO

November 01, 2017 05:50 PM

St .Luke's has earned additional honors for their care of heart attack and stroke patients. The American Heart Association handed out several gold and silver level awards on Wednesday at the hospital.

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One was a Get with the Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS achievement award, a Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center GOLD award for cardiac care, and a Mission: Lifeline STEMI silver achievement award.

"It's a good day for St. Luke's. It reflects our dedication, from a lot of people. And it's good for our community," reflected Dr. Morgan Althoen, an interventional radiologist and head of radiology. 

This is the fourth year in a row for this honor in regards to heart attacks, and Dr. Althoen said it gets more and more difficult each year to meet the standards.

Other St. Luke's leaders praised their partners like LifeLink III, EMS, and area fire departments.



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