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Alton Memorial EMS earns Gold Plus Award from Heart Association

amhgoldawardALTON – Alton Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients.

Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Gold award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for two years.

PHOTO: Jason Bowman, EMS manager at Alton Memorial, accepts the Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award during the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation’s annual Duck Pluckers Ball on June 3. AMH President Dave Braasch listens at left.

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