Our heart care professionals provide life-saving, state-of-the-art emergency care to heart patients that come through our doors 24/7.
Heart Attack and Stroke Emergency Alerts
Getting heart attack victims the treatment they need as quickly as possible is the reason behind Riverside Methodist Hospital's emergency alert system. This alert system for patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) has dramatically cut the time to treatment for thousands of patients and has proven to save lives. And Riverside Methodist is one of only five hospitals in the nation to have in-house heart attack physicians on staff five out of seven nights a week.
Riverside Methodist's STEMI Alert system notifies our physicians of an incoming heart attack victim before the patient even reaches the hospital doors. As a result, Riverside Methodist Hospital's time between a patient's arrival and emergency treatment is well below the national average. In fact, Riverside Methodist's average door to balloon time, or door to angioplasty or stent placement is 53 minutes, compared to the national goal of 90 minutes.
A Life-Saving Technique: Code Cool
In cases of cardiac arrest, emergency staff stabilize a patient's heart to contain damage to the heart muscle. The team uses a body cooling therapy called Therapeutic Hypothermia, to bring down the core body temperature. This technique aims to reduce other organ damage and slow brain cell death that could lead to permanent neurological impairment. OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the country to use this life-saving technique.
Downtown Trauma Expertise 24/7
Grant Medical Center has maintained verification as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons since 1993. As the busiest adult Level I Trauma Center in Ohio, Grant Trauma provides care to thousands of seriously injured patients regardless of severity or complexity. Multidisciplinary response teams are available 24 hours a day to assess and stabilize patients in the trauma room.
Integration with Area ER Squads
Doctors is an accredited Chest Pain Center, a designation earned for quality of care, integration with area emergency squads, efficiency of diagnosis and treatment and effective and appropriate treatment that bring the best in heart care to you and your family.