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Inspira Health EMS nationally recognized for its commitment to quality care for heart attacks and strokes in South Jersey

Sep 21, 2023

The American Heart Association presents the Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold achievement award for proven dedication to ensuring access to best practices and life-saving care.

Millville, NJ (Sept. 21, 2023) - Inspira Health EMS and Ground Transport has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold achievement award for its commitment to offering rapid research-based care to people experiencing the most severe forms of heart attack and stroke, ultimately saving lives.

Emergency medical services personnel can begin treatment, including resuscitation, when they arrive — eliminating the delay that can occur when a family member or friend drives a patient to the emergency department. When treatment is initiated quickly, a patient’s chance of survival increases and the risk of long-term disability decreases.

Mission: Lifeline EMS® is the American Heart Association's national initiative to advance the system of care for patients with high-risk, time-sensitive disease states, such as severe heart attacks and strokes. The program helps reduce barriers to prompt treatment — starting from when 911 is called, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. Optimal care for heart attack and stroke patients takes coordination between the individual prehospital providers and healthcare systems.

“Arguably the most important link in the chain of survival for acute stroke and cardiovascular emergencies is emergency medical services and prehospital professionals,” said Edward Jauch, M.D., MS, MBA, president of the Southeast Board of Directors for the American Heart Association. “Early condition identification, stabilization and prehospital interventions, and initiation of actions within the regional systems of care provide patients with the best chance for receiving expedient definitive therapies leading to optimal outcomes and maximized quality of life.

“The American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS awards are an important way to recognize the crucial roles and performances of EMS personnel in stroke and cardiac patients’ care.”

The Mission: Lifeline EMS achievement award focuses on on-scene care, bringing to the forefront the collaboration and contributions to patient care for prehospital providers.

“I am incredibly proud of our EMS team for their unwavering dedication to clinical excellence, and for holding themselves to the highest standards of care for our patients,” said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “This recognition by the American Heart Association highlights the tireless efforts of our team, as they work diligently to achieve the best clinical outcomes. We are grateful to the American Heart Association for leading the charge and honoring our EMS team.”

Inspira Health EMS and Ground Transport is also being recognized by the American Heart Association’s Target: Heart Attack Honor Roll. This award highlights the collaboration and contributions of both prehospital and hospital providers. This time-critical award level is limited to those agencies that provide patient transport to STEMI-receiving and STEMI-referring centers.

About Mission: Lifeline

Mission: Lifeline EMS® recognition is the American Heart Association’s program that recognizes prehospital emergency agencies for their quality of care for heart attack and stroke patients. The recognition program focuses on transforming care quality by connecting all heart attack and stroke care components into a seamlessly integrated care system. Key tenets of these systems of care reinforce evidence-based guidelines and measure performance, identify gaps, and engage in quality improvement.

Topics: Quality