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Serving 370,000+ residents in over 800 square miles, HEMSI is Madison County's not-for-profit emergency medical services provider and is nationally recognized for high-performance services.
265 dedicated employees
12 stations to serve the community
36 units in a state-of- the-art fleet
65,000+ calls per year
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IN THE NEWS
HEMSI Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Recognition Award
HEMSI has received the 2019 American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award. This marks the fourth consecutive year that HEMSI has earned these awards at increasing levels of achievement for implementing quality improvement measures for treating patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
The Mission: Lifeline initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care to rapidly identify suspected heart attack patients, promptly notify the medical center and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.