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Operation Lifesaver One Step Closer

by Erin O. on Thursday, April 25, 2013

We continue to have good news to report.  Senate Bill 225 has passed through its second committee hearing!   The bill is now headed to the Senate Floor and we need you to continue to urge your legislators to support this bill. 

SB 225 is a monumental step towards improving outcomes for those who experience heart attack or stroke in Colorado.  It allows for public recognition of hospitals that have been nationally accredited as STEMI receiving/referring and primary or comprehensive stroke centers.

This bill will:
• Ensure that highly specialized treatment is received by those who experience a STEMI heart attack or stroke.
• Increase access to hospitals for heart attack and stroke care.
• Give Colorado hospitals the opportunity to be recognized as facilities that can give life-saving diagnosis and treatment.
• Foster better outcomes for those who experience heart attacks or stroke in the state of Colorado. 

Thank you to all of our advocates who have been contacting their lawmakers about this issue.  Let's continue to work together to build a healthier Colorado free of heart disease and stroke!

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