Osage County EMS recognized for care of cardiac and stroke patients

Osage County EMS has been recognized with the 2018 Bronze Plus Mission: Lifeline award by the American Heart Association. This is the third consecutive year that OCEMS has received the award, which recognizes the company for its care of patients suffering heart attack or coronary conditions.

OCEMS service director Donna Connell noted, “A dedicated staff of EMTs and paramedics, progressive protocols, EKG transmission capabilities, and aggressive education have benefited their patients. This award recognizes that system of care for cardiac and stroke patients.”

This year the AHA utilized a more rigorous set of performance measures to evaluate the participants. Those measures included not only patients experiencing a heart attack, but all acute coronary syndromes, cardiac arrests, and stroke patients. OCEMS exceeded the goals of previous years to meet the more stringent criteria and received the Bronze Plus award for their efforts.

For more information, contact Con Olson, OCEMS regional director, at [email protected] or 785-294-1005.

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