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St. Luke's Hospital Achieves Level I STEMI Designation

Chesterfield, Mo. , May 16, 2018
St. Luke’s Hospital has earned the Level I STEMI designation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The designation recognizes St. Luke’s Hospital for its ability to quickly and effectively treat the most severe type of heart attack known as STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction), in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. 

Part of Missouri’s Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System, the Level I STEMI designation specifies St. Luke’s as a heart attack center with specially trained staff available 24 hours a day to treat these medical emergencies. The national goal for treating a patient experiencing a STEMI is 90 minutes from the time they arrive at the hospital. At St. Luke’s, the median time is 47 minutes, better than 90 percent of hospitals nationwide. 

To achieve the Level I STEMI designation, St. Luke’s multidisciplinary STEMI team completed an extensive two-day assessment. The hospital had to demonstrate that it has the providers and resources needed to treat STEMI patients and that its physicians and other members of the healthcare team have met and will continue to meet strict standards of education and proficiency in the latest proven STEMI treatments.

About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. Since its founding in 1866, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care. It provides personalized healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and 143-bed St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital. It also offers more than 30 other locations across the greater St. Louis area, bringing quality healthcare services close to home. St. Luke's is nationally-recognized for quality care and consistently earns high patient satisfaction scores. In St. Louis, St. Luke's is the exclusive alliance provider for the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute.


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