"The Ronan Report" provides insight about the activities at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, and about the changes taking place in healthcare today from a CEO's perspective.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kudos to the Cardiac Team

Western Maryland Health System recently was designated as one of the Cardiac Interventional Centers in Maryland by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).  Through this designation, emergency medical providers with heart attack patients can bypass those hospitals that aren't designated and take the patient to a hospital that can perform primary percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as balloon angioplasty.  A lot of work went into securing this designation by many dedicated, hardworking WMHS employees.  Our selection is a tribute to them.  We also now have in place field activation for our Cath Lab by the EMS providers.  After extensive training by the EMS community, they can now call from the field to notify the heart team so they are in place and ready when the patient arrives.  Our field activation model is being studied around the State.  Congratulations to the physicians, nurses and Cath Lab team--you continue to make us proud.

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