March/April 2008

Mercy-Des Moines Receives AHA From the Heart Award


Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Iowa, received the From the Heart Award from the American Heart Association at the 15th Annual Greater Des Moines Heart Ball on February 16. The award, recognized Mercy’s Level 1 Heart Attack Protocol. The protocol has helped establish an average time to primary coronary intervention for Mercy’s patients of just 55 minutes, among the best in the nation. For more information, contact Gregg Lagan of Mercy-Des Moines at lagan@mercydesmoines.org.