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GAMC Identified as Top Performer
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Media Contact Information:
Alicia Gonzalez
(818) 409-6604
or (818) 800-3113
Alicia.Gonzalez@ah.org

LOS ANGELES, CA – Glendale Adventist Medical Center has been identified as a “Top Performer” for its STEMI Receiving Center after the facility was visited by the Los Angeles County EMS Agency on July 30, 2013. This means the hospital meets rigorous standards for heart attack treatment times, clinical processes and quality outcomes.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) is designated as a STEMI (heart attack) receiving center (SRC) by Los Angeles County Emergency Services. As an SRC, when emergency medical personnel confirm a heart attack/STEMI diagnosis, they will bypass other non-SRC hospitals and bring a patient directly to the GAMC emergency department for treatment. “STEMI” is a medical term that means heart attack (ST Elevation MI).

The county review team spoke of GAMC’s program in high regard and congratulated GAMC’s STEMI team for exceptional treatment times, as well as exceptional inter-hospital transfer and treatment times. The STEMI program at GAMC was identified as a leading program in LA County without comparison. GAMC’s mortality rate for the STEMI population was 7% in 2012 (benchmark goal of <10%).

“I am incredibly proud that the County review team spoke of our program in very high regard and that we were identified as a ‘top performer.” “With the organized response between paramedics and the Hospital, we are providing a higher level of excellence in service for our community,” said Karen R. Brandt, FNP-C, MSN, Vice President, Ancillary Services, Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Paramedics in Los Angeles County rush victims of heart attack or chest pain to the nearest hospitals – like Glendale Adventist Medical Center – that are designated as specialty heart attack centers. The hospital has had this program designation from the County for the past 6 years.

For more information about the STEMI Receiving Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, please visit our Cardiac Emergency Services page or call (818) 409-8100.