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Sanford Health recognized by American Heart Association

Mission: Lifeline® achievement awards honor heart care

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health locations in Bemidji, Minnesota; Bismarck and Fargo, North Dakota; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota have received recognition from the American Heart Association for Mission: Lifeline® achievement awards.

The awards recognize Sanford for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.

About Mission: Lifeline
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation clinical treatment guidelines.  For more information, visit heart.org/missionlifeline and heart.org/quality.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and nearly 250 clinics in nine states and three countries. Sanford Health’s 27,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit sanfordhealth.org.


Nadine Aljets
Sanford Media Strategist – Fargo Region
(701) 200-6080 / nadine.aljets@sanfordhealth.org
@SanfordNadineA