Logan Health – Conrad was recognized with the Cardiac Recognition Award at the Montana Hospital Association’s meeting this past September. The Cardiac Recognition Award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Health Program within the state health department. The Recognition Award singles out Critical Access Hospitals who demonstrate that they have the infrastructure and commitment to provide high quality care for patients with acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack. Receiving the Cardiac Recognition confirms Logan Health – Conrad meets high standards related to the utilization of evidence-based cardiac order-sets and protocols, provides laboratory services 24/7, has a well thought out transfer protocol and has administrative commitment to treating heart attack patients.
This is the 11th year that the Cardiac Recognition Award was presented, and Logan Health – Conrad is one of 21 Critical Access Hospitals to qualify for the award. Requirements for the recognition include tracking and reporting key cardiac outcomes, using outcomes data to initiate quality improvement activities and coordinating regular healthcare provider cardiac trainings.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in both the Montana and the United States. Last year, over 3,000 Montanans died from the impact of heart disease. Symptom recognition and timely, high-quality treatment are important factors in reducing death from heart attack.
Know the signs and symptoms of heart attack:
- Discomfort in the chest that does not go away after a short period of time
- Discomfort in the arm, shoulder, jaw or upper back
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
- Breaking out into a cold sweat, unexplained nausea, dizziness, palpitations or fatigue
Know what to do if you or someone you know experience heart attack symptoms:
- Call 9-1-1 immediately
For more information about heart disease, please visit: www.heart.org
ABOUT LOGAN HEALTH – CONRAD
Logan Health – Conrad is a critical access hospital and includes Logan Health Rural Health Clinic – Conrad and Logan Health Care Center- Conrad. We proudly serve Pondera County and surrounding communities with access to high quality healthcare. High-quality patient and resident care is our top priority. We are able to achieve our high level of standard care through the dedication of our highly skilled employees and hands-on department managers.
Our award-winning hospital facility is an incredible asset to our community and the surrounding rural areas. The Emergency Room is staffed 24/7 with highly-qualified providers. The skilled providers and nursing staff are trained and certified in the following:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ALS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Trauma Nurse (TNCC) or Advanced Trauma Life Support
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
These are the same certifications that are required of staff that work in larger ER’s across the country. As a critical access hospital with a designated Emergency Room, it is our responsibility to stabilize a patient either for admission to our hospital or to stabilize and prepare them for transport by air or ground ambulance to the most appropriate facility. For more information about Logan Health – Conrad, please visit logan.org/conrad.