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Mission: Lifeline is now accepting applications for its new EMS STEMI care recognition program

From the American Heart Association:

Dear EMS Leader,

I wanted to make sure you were aware of an opportunity for EMS agencies to submit an application for Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition and hope you could also spread the word to our EMS agencies’ leadership.

Until now, only hospitals submitting data into ACTION Registry-GWTG have been eligible to achieve Mission: Lifeline recognition. Mission: Lifeline recognition for hospitals is the only AHA recognition program that includes a measure of system performance, moving quality improvement for hospitals to include EMS agency involvement. Developing a quality patient-centered awards program based on ACC/AHA guidelines for EMS was challenging on multiple levels, but it is now a reality. The Mission: Lifeline EMS Application submission period opened January 1 and will remain open through February 28, 2014.

The Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Criteria and Measures document is a great one-pager that summarizes the recognition program.

The application steps are really easy.

1) Review the content and information required to submit in the Mission: Lifeline EMS Application

2) Organize the information prior to beginning the online application using

a. EMS/Hospital Feedback Worksheet – Provides a template for follow up data collection on patients treated and transported to a STEMI receiving Center or a STEMI Referring Center. This worksheet is available for download in PDF and Excel format.

3) Complete and submit the Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition Application

4) Expect notification of award achievement in April


For more information please feel free to contact me directly and/or visit our EMS Recognition webpage.


Alexander R. Kuhn, MPH

American Heart Association

5455 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43214



Advanced 12 lead interpretation class, May 18, 0900-1600 OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Education Center

Join us for an advanced 12 lead interpretation class on May 18, 0900-1600 at the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center education Center. Students should have experience and/or competency in basic 12-lead ECG interpretation prior to the course. Fee is $140 per person with loaner text. Text is available for purchase at an additional fee of $60. Registration form is available on our Outreach Education page at:  http://www.grantlifelink.com

The 9/11 Flag of Heroes hangs at Grant Medical Center's EMS ED Entrance This Week

The Flag of Heroes hangs this week at the EMS entrance to OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center Emergency Department. The flag contains the names of all emergency responders, including EMS, police, and fire, that died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 We hang the flag in honor of these brave individuals and those serving their communities now.

Click here for more information about the Flag of Heroes


Watch “24 Hours of Trauma” featuring OhioHealth's Grant Medical Center tonight at 7PM on 10TV

Tune into “10TV News Presents” tonight at 7 p.m. to watch “24 Hours of Trauma” featuring OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center.
10TV came to Grant Medical Center in late May to give viewers a look at the inner workings of our Level I Trauma Center and the units, physicians and staff who care for these patients and their families.
They spent 24 hours shooting footage as 19 Trauma patients were brought in and cared for by the Trauma team.
Many thanks to our teams at Grant, MedFlight, Fire-EMS departments and the many others involved.