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Stroke and cardiac teams at KRMC receive awards

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Kalispell Regional Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for following the latest research-based standards related to heart and brain health.

Congratulations to the providers and staff at Rocky Mountain Heart & Lung, Neuroscience & Spine Institute, telehealth services and the KRMC Emergency Department for their high-quality work!

Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

This award recognizes Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s commitment to and success in providing stroke care according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. The goal of providing this level of care is to speed recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. According to the AHA/ASA, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the US and the leading cause of long term disability. If you recognize stroke symptoms in yourself or someone around you, call 911 immediately!

Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll

Hospitals are required to meet specific criteria that improves medication adherence, provides early follow-up care and coordination and enhances patient education. The goal is to reduce hospital readmissions and help patients improve their quality of life in managing this chronic condition. Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.

Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Silver Plus

Kalispell Regional Medical Center earns this award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.

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According to the American Heart Association, more than 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. To learn how to make long-lasting changes to better your lifestyle, contact the team at Rocky Mountain Heart & Lung at (406) 257-8992 or learn more online at krh.org/rmhl.