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Way to go!

The Mission: Lifeline award is the AHA’s national initiative to efficiently treat heart attacks within the 90-minute recommended door-to-balloon time.

For the second consecutive year, Shannon Medical Center received the Mission: Lifeline award from the American Heart Association (AHA) and national recognition in U.S.News & World Report.

“We are proud to repeatedly receive these awards, which reinforce Shannon’s mission to provide exceptional health care to the Concho Valley,” says Chris McClish, MD, interventional cardiologist at Shannon Clinic and medical director of the cath lab. “The guidelines instituted by the AHA help us make sure we are continuing to provide the highest standard of lifesaving cardiac care.”

The Mission: Lifeline award is the AHA’s national initiative to efficiently treat heart attacks within the 90-minute recommended door-to-balloon time. The 90-minute window begins when a patient arrives at the doors of Shannon’s emergency room with chest pain and goes until artery blockage relief begins.

“At Shannon, we use a team approach to this method,” Dr. McClish says. “Our team consistently provides rapid response for heart attack patients, exceeding the national standard of less than 90 minutes.”
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