Canton, Ohio: Mercy Emergency Chest Pain Center (ECPC) presented the STEMI (St Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup award to Canton City EMS on Feb. 16 for their role in the door to balloon (D2B) time of 15 minutes. The STEMI Cup award is presented semi-annually to the EMS squad that achieves the fastest D2B time.
“This award recognizes not only the advancements that we (the collaborative team of ED and Cardiac Cath Lab nurses, technologists and doctors) have made in cardiac care, but the dedication and quick response of our local EMS,” says Ahmed Sabe, M.D., medical director of Mercy Heart Center and co-director of Mercy ECPC. “In combining these elements, our patients have a better chance for survival and faster recovery time for cardiac-related emergencies.” Emergency medicine physician Frank Kaeberlein, M.D., serves as co-director of Mercy ECPC.
Mercy Medical Center has a history of pioneering excellence in heart care. Nationally recognized as a heart care leader, the impressive lists of “firsts” include the world’s first angioplasty performed in an emergency department; nation’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center; and Stark County’s first Chest Pain Center certified to perform angioplasty 24/7. Mercy ECPC is home to a Cardiac Catheterization Lab where door to balloon angioplasty has been performed in less than seven minutes. This cath lab allows Mercy to dramatically reduce the time between heart attack and life-saving angioplasty. Mercy has been named a Top 50 Heart Hospital by Thomson Reuters five times and was named Best in Stark County for Coronary Angioplasty and Cardiac Surgery in the 2012 HealthGrades Report.
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
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