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Good Shepherd Hospital recognized for heart care

Published: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

BARRINGTON – The American Heart Association has recognized Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for its care for patients who have had a severe heart attack.

Good Shepherd was awarded the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center-Bronze Level Recognition Award – achieved by meeting specific criteria for treating STEMI patients. STEMI is the common name for a specific type of heart attack. It is the most severe form of heart attack.

Hospitals involved in the Mission: Lifeline program focus on improving the level of care for STEMI patients. Hospitals recognized with this award achieved 85 percent of STEMI patients having door-to-device time of 90 minutes or less, having 85 percent of patients on aspirin at discharge and meeting a standard of 85 percent of patients receiving restored blood flow to the heart after the heart attack.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties.

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