Chambersburg Hospital heart care top in PA
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa – Chambersburg Hospital is the only hospital in PA to receive the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Performance Achievement Award this year. The hospital received the award on July 16.
“The award recognizes Chambersburg Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients,” Alexander Kuhn, Vice President of the association’s Mission: Lifeline program, said.
“The hospital’s award-winning cardiology program continues to perform at top levels,” said Dr. Arshad Safi, interventional cardiologist with Summit Cardiology. “The entire team at Chambersburg Hospital -- from Emergency Department and Catheterization Lab staff to Cardiac Nursing -- is honored to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in heart care. We are even happier to be able to bring life-saving heart care to our friends and neighbors – right here at home.”
For more information about Summit Health’s heart care services, visit SummitHealth.org/heart.
Caption: (Top) Alexander Kuhn, Vice President of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program and Steven Lubart, President of the board of directors of the Franklin/Fulton County American Heart Association presented the association’s Gold Award to Chambersburg Hospital. Aylmer Tang, MD, interventional cardiologist, and J. Michael Connor, DO, emergency medicine physician, accepted the award on behalf of the hospital and staff.
(Bottom) Healthcare staff representing key heart care departments were on hand for the award presentation. The heart care team at Chambersburg Hospital received American Heart Association’s Mission:Lifeline Gold Award for their higher standard of care for heart attack patients. Chambersburg Hospital was the only hospital in Pennsylvania in 2012 to receive this top award.
Chambersburg Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, is a non-profit community hospital dedicated to building a healthier community through leading-edge medical technology, skilled physicians, caring staff, and convenient locations. For more information about Chambersburg Hospital, call (717) 267-7136 or visit www.SummitHealth.org or www.facebook.com/SummitHealth.
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology clinical treatment guidelines. For more information, visit heart.org/missionlifeline. and heart.org/quality.