Marion General is an accredited Chest Pain Center, a designation earned for quality of care, efficiency of diagnosis and treatment, and effective and appropriate treatment that bring the best in heart care.
By working seamlessly with area emergency medical services, we are able to ensure that patients get the treatment they need during the critical early stages of a heart attack.
Extraordinary Door-to-Balloon Times
Marion General has dramatically reduced the time it takes to get patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) from the Emergency Department to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
Our average door-to-balloon time, an extraordinary 54 minutes, continues to outperform the national standard of 90 minutes, saving valuable heart muscle.
How the STEMI Alert Works at Marion General Hospital
With the STEMI Alert system:
- The patient arrives to the Emergency Department (ED).
- The ED activates the STEMI Alert.
- A series of overhead and digital pages alerts emergency and cardiac physicians and staff.
- The Cardiac Care Unit rapidly mobilizes for an emergency angioplasty and possible stent placement.
- Medications are administered to stabilize the patient in the ED.
- The patient is taken to the cardiac catheterization lab.