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Rideout Hospital Receives Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award

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Marysville, July 2016 – Rideout Memorial Hospital has received the Mission Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Every year more than 250,000 people experience at ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

The American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline program's goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.

"We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and I am very proud of our team," said Gino Patrizio, Rideout Health CEO. "Rideout Health is laser focused on cardiovascular care. The number of acute myocardial infarction patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidence of heart disease and a large aging population."

"We commend Rideout Memorial Hospital for this achievement award, which reflects a significant institutional commitment to the highest quality of care for their heart attack patients," said James G. Jollis, MD, Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Advisory Working Group. "Achieving this award means the hospital has met specific reporting and achievement measures for the treatment of their patients who suffer heart attacks and we applaud them for their commitment to quality and timely care."

Rideout Memorial Hospital earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for at least one consecutive 90 day interval.


About Rideout Health

Rideout Health is a non-profit community-based system comprised of two not-for-profit hospitals: Rideout Memorial Hospital, and Fremont Medical Center; the Rideout Cancer Center affiliated with UC Davis Medical Center; Rideout Outpatient Clinics and a host of ancillary services including: senior living services; home health; hospice and durable medical equipment; located throughout Yuba, Sutter and Nevada Counties. Rideout's health system employs more than 2300 employees and has approximately 300 physicians on the medical staff. In fulfillment of its mission to provide quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, in 2015 the organization provided more than $60 million in unreimbursed or free medical care to uninsured or under‐insured patients.

About Mission: Lifeline

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 Foundation clinical treatment guidelines. For more information, visit