High-Quality Cardiovascular Care

Last updated on July 14, 2023

Morristown-Hamblen Recognized by American Heart Association for Cardiovascular Care

The Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System cardiovascular care team has received two American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack, and heart disease is the number one cause of death in the country. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines for cardiovascular care.

“These awards show the commitment our team has to excellence in cardiac care,” said Brad Richardson, RCIS, manager of cardiac and pulmonary services at Morristown-Hamblen. “Our team consistently exceeds national benchmarks for speed, efficiency and quality. From identification of a heart attack to the time the vessel is opened, Morristown-Hamblen has a better average than the national standard.”

Mission: Lifeline puts the expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence and research-based guidelines. As a participant in the Mission: Lifeline program, Morristown-Hamblen qualified for the award by demonstrating how the organization is committed to improving quality care.

This year, Morristown-Hamblen received these achievement awards:

Morristown-Hamblen also supports patients post-cardiac care with a dedicated cardiac rehabilitation program that is designed to rehabilitate patients with cardiac disease.

“We are pleased to recognize Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, MD, FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

“Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”

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