RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Valley Hospital Emergency Services has been recognized with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
“EMTs and paramedics play a vital part in the system of care for those who have heart attacks,” said James Jollis, M.D., Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Advisory Working Group. “Since they often are the first medical point of contact, they can shave precious minutes of life-saving treatment time by activating the emergency response system that alerts hospitals. We applaud The Valley Hospital for achieving this award that shows it meets evidence-based guidelines in the treatment of people who have severe heart attacks.”
“We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in emergency medical care for all cardiac patients,” said Lafe Bush, Director of Valley Emergency Services. “This is a testament to the hard work of our paramedics and emergency medical technicians, as well as their commitment to delivering excellent care to our patients during medical emergencies, when patients are often experiencing their most difficult moments.”