Thanks to the generous support and substantial investment of the The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and other valued funders and partners, STEMI patients in rural Minnesota will have a chance at better outcomes. Mission: Lifeline – Rural Minnesota, a three-year initiative led by the American Heart Association (AHA), will enhance the capacity, systematic response, and quality of care provided to Minnesota’s rural STEMI patients; and, by connecting all efforts throughout Minnesota, will result in a statewide STEMI system of care that saves lives throughout the entire state. Details of the program, which is similar to the program implemented in South Dakiota 3 years ago, were announced during a press event at the State Capitol.
Justin Bell, Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association, explained in detail how the program will impact rural Minnesota heart patients and how the program will improve the systems of care and ultimately improve outcomes for heart patients. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.