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  • Rapid Response to Heart Attack at St. Anthony Hospital

  • St. Anthony Hospital's intervention times are among the fastest in the nation.

    cathlab_newhospital.jpgFrom the minute Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is alerted of a cardiac emergency, to the time the patient is brought to the St. Anthony Hospital Emergency Department and through the cardiac catheterization lab for treatment, our team works together to provide some of the fastest heart attack intervention times in the nation. St. Anthony Hospital is treating heart attacks 15 minutes faster than the national average!

    The key to surviving a heart attack is knowing the signs and acting quickly! Warning signs include:

    • Pain or tightness in the chest, neck, jaws, shoulder, inside left arm to waist, or between shoulder blades
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Vomiting, nausea, cold sweats, or clamminess
    • Heart palpitations
    • Weakness, fatigue, paleness, or excessive anxiety


    If you or someone you are with is having chest pain or may be having a heart emergency call 911 immediately.

    At St. Anthony Hospital, we know that when it comes to heart attacks every second counts and our team is fully trained and prepared to provide rapid response for cardiac emergency.

    • EMS responders alert the St. Anthony Hospital Emergency Team to the incoming cardiac emergency.
    • Our emergency team prepares for the patient to arrive and continues to communicate with EMS as to the patient's condition.
    • Upon arrival, our team of specially trained emergency doctors and nurses can provide immediate care.
    • Patients with an artery blockage are sent to the cardiovascular cath lab where a cardiologist can open the blocked artery. Our cardiovascular cath labs are available for critical interventions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


    At St. Anthony Hospital we know that rapid interventions save lives and now are challenging ourselves to reduce intervention time even further by enhancing prehospital training and services.

    • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2016
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2016
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2016
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
    Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence and Five-Star Recipient 2016

    2015 Rescuscitation Gold AwardSt. Anthony Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac arrests in the hospital.

    More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal to save lives of those who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests through consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-resuscitation care.

    *The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines®-Rescuscitation Achievement Measures for two or more consecutive years to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

    2015 Action RegistrySt. Anthony Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. The award recognizes St. Anthony Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that we have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
    ChestPainCenter.gifThe Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care, has awarded the hospital its Chest Pain Center Accreditation. The award followed a rigorous evaluation of the hospital's cardiac care outcomes, processes, collaboration with prehospital providers and its and ability to provide 24/7 interventions. By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Anthony Hospital has enhanced the quality of care for the acute coronary syndrome (ACS patient) and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards.
    HeartAttackReceivingCenter_250.gifThe American Heart Association has awarded St. Anthony Hospital its Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. The accreditation program recognizes centers that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. The recognition followed stringent on-site reviews by accreditation specialists from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
    2015 Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Recieving

    American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Recognition Award recognition. In a cardiac emergency, the right treatment at the right time can be a matter of life and death. That's why St. Anthony Hospital is proud to be recognized for our performance in Mission: Lifeline®, an American Heart Association program that helps ensure prompt emergency cardiac treatment based on the latest scientific guidelines. This outstanding accomplishment recognizes St. Anthony Hospital's efforts to consistently meet the highest standards for diagnosis and treatment of STEMI heart attack care.

    *The American Heart Association recognizes St. Anthony Hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

    Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure 2016The Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award signifies that St. Anthony Hospital has reached an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the AHA/American College of Cardiology.

    Evidence confirms that the quick and efficient use of guideline procedures can improve the quality of care for heart failure patients, save lives and ultimately, reduce health care costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks.

    The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with four or more Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years to improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.

    JointCommissionSeal_120.jpgSt. Anthony Hospital has been awarded Disease Specific Certification for Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Failure by The Joint Commission. Receiving this Gold Seal of Approval signals that the hospital's stroke and cardiovascular related programs, associates and physicians are leaders in the Rocky Mountain Region.
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