MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center recently received two distinguished awards in recognition of their heart and stroke care. MercyOne Dubuque received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. MercyOne earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.
MercyOne Dubuque was also awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. MercyOne earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.