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St. Luke's to Celebrate Becoming a Mission: Lifeline (STEMI) Heart Attack Receiving Center

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St. Luke'sWHEN: Thursday, June 21

WHERE: St. Luke’s Hospital main lobby, 915 East First Street, Duluth

TIME: 11 a.m. Award Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

WHO: John Strange, St. Luke’s President/CEO

Dr. Scott Mikesell, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates

Heather Hughley, American Heart Association

WHAT: St. Luke’s will celebrate being the only hospital in Minnesota to earn the distinction of becoming a STEMI or Heart Attack Receiving Center from the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline STEMI Heart Attack Accreditation program. St. Luke’s will also celebrate earning gold level recognitions for being a STEMI and NSTEMI Receiving Center.

In an effort to help save more lives and to become a Heart Attack Receiving Center, St. Luke's embarked on a three-year accrediation process. Having this accreditation reassures patients that St. Luke's meets or exceeds quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine. The recognitions St. Luke's has earned demonstrate expertise and commitment to patient care by meeting stringent criteria.