Frye Receives Accreditation for Acute Cardiac Care 
 
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 
 
 
 

Frye Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation.

The accreditation program — sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Chest Pain Centers —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.

Frye underwent numerous on-site reviews by accreditation specialists from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

As a result, Frye Regional Medical Center will display the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline ® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation certification mark.

“Frye is thoroughly committed to providing our patients high quality cardiac care centered on current scientific research,” said Kathryn Lail, Assistant Vice President for Cardiovascular Services.  “The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation has highlighted our accomplishments and will improve the overall treatment and care for our patients.”

Through its accreditation program, the American Heart Association hopes to significantly reduce cardiac death by teaching the public to recognize and react to early symptoms of a heart attack, reduce the time it takes to receive lifesaving treatment and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment administered.  

The American Heart Association’s overall goal for Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation is to significantly reduce cardiac death in patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to early symptoms of a heart attack, reduce the time it takes to receive life-saving treatment and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment administered.  

For more information on the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation, visit  www.heart.org/missionlifeline or www.scpcp.org.