Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Recognized for a Fifth Year with the Gold Plus Lifeline EMS Award
Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS “GOLD PLUS” Achievement Award for their commitment to offering rapid treatments and research-based care treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
“It is no surprise, but a cause for complement that our EMS won the Gold Plus Lifeline Award again. We take great pride in being the best run and best supported operation in the State of Maryland. We are personally dedicated to making this Service one that is regularly saving lives and providing medical outcomes which are what we believe our citizens want and should be provided.” said County Commissioner, Steve Wilson
“Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Scott H. Wheatley, Assistant Chief. “The Mission: Lifeline program puts proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, so patients have the best possible chance of survival.”
Each year, over 250,000 people will suffer from a serious heart attack. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by medical procedures or medication.
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps reduce barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks – starting from when 9-1-1 is called, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. Optimal care for heart attack patients takes coordination between the individual hospital, EMS, and healthcare system.
The Mission: Lifeline achievement award is earned by agencies that demonstrate a commitment to treating patients according to the most up-to-date research-based practices as outlined by the American Heart Association.
For more information about The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program visit heart.org. For more information about Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services visit qacdes.org or follow then on social media @QACDES.