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Temecula Valley Hospital receives Mission: Lifeline's Bronze Receiving Achievement Award


Last updated 8/13/2019 at 12:15am

Sheryl Wilkeson, left, director of business development at the American Heart Association, presents Dr. Andrew Ho, medical director of the cardiac cath lab and chief of staff elect at Temecula Valley Hospital, and registered nurse Katie Baca, the cardiac program manager of Temecula Valley Hospital, with the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award with registered nurse Jennifer Garrow, right, the regional director of quality and systems improvement at the American Heart Association.

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley 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 an ST-elevation myocardial infarction, the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it's critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blo...

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