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On June 12th, The Texas Hospital Association honored Providence Healthcare Network in Waco for 75 years of working with the association to meet the needs of patients in the community.
Officials at Providence Healthcare Networkwere recognized with THA’s 75-year membership award on June 10. Della Vallejo, THA membership manager, presented the award to Brett Esrock, FACHE, president and CEO of the hospital.
“This award represents a significant milestone in the life and mission of THA and Providence Healthcare Network,” said Vallejo. “Our enduring relationship has helped serve patients and the community at large by adapting to evolving needs and meeting the challenges of health care reform. We look forward to many more years of serving the people of Waco and surrounding communities.”
Providence Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s 2014 Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award. This award indicates that we are achieving and even surpassing our goals for being one of Texas’ finest chest pain centers. The award recognizes Providence Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients. Providence earned this award in 2012, 2013, and again this year.
Every year, almost 250,000 people experience the STEMI type of heart attack, which is the most serious type. Unfortunately, a significant number don't receive prompt reperfusion therapy, which is critical in restoring blood flow. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline is focusing on improving the system of care for these patients and at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients.