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Mission_Lifeline_Gold_NSTEMI_Award_(AHA)_NC_Nash_UNC_Health_CareNash UNC Health in Rocky Mount, NC, has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award and STEMI Gold Receiving Center Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer heart attacks. Each year more than 250,000 people experience STEMI, the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.

Mission_Lifeline_Award_Gold_Receiving(AHA)_NC_Nash_UNC_Health_CareThe AHA’s Mission: Lifeline program focuses on reducing system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. The initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines.