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Southern Regional Recognized Nationally for Heart Attack Care

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Southern Regional Recognized Nationally for Heart Attack Care

Southern Regional Medical Center has earned a place in the American Heart Association roster of hospitals recognized for Mission: Lifeline® achievement. Mission: Lifeline® is a program promoting quality treatment for STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and NSTEMI (non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction) acute coronary syndrome. This recognition demonstrates Southern Regional’s high commitment to meeting (and often exceeding) guidelines and improving patient outcomes for heart attack care.

The list of award-winning hospitals appears in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" issue congratulatory ad. Within this list, Southern Regional Medical Center was recognized as the recipient of four exceptional levels of heart attack care – Silver Plus Achievement; Honor Roll – Elite Plus; STEMI Silver Plus Receiving; and Silver Achievement.

"We are truly honored and proud that our Cardiac Care Team’s efforts are recognized for meeting these high standards of care,” states Charlotte Dupré, President and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center. “These accolades are a testament of our hospitals dedication to providing high-quality care to our community.”

Mission: Lifeline® was developed by the American Heart Association to help healthcare professionals align heart attack care with the most up-to-date scientific treatment guidelines. The treatment guidelines have been demonstrated to improve survival and care for people who suffer life-threatening heart attacks. The program works collaborative with hospitals on fostering a system of care that provides timely access to appropriate lifesaving treatments.