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Banner Goldfield Medical Center recognized as Cardiac Referral Center


APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (June 25, 2013) – Banner Goldfield Medical Center recently was recognized as a Cardiac Referral Center by the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System.

The recognition highlights the system the hospital uses to treat patients who experience cardiac arrest or a severe type of heart attack known as a STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction), which occurs when a coronary artery is totally occluded by a blood clot.

In order to be recognized by the state as a Cardiac Referral Center, a hospital must have:

  • a protocol for stabilizing and transferring cardiac arrest patients to a recognized Cardiac Receiving Center,
  • a protocol for identifying and transferring STEMI patients,
  • a system, included in the protocol, for timely completion and submission of the online data form for each patient, and
  • six months of baseline cardiac arrest data.

About Banner Goldfield Medical Center
Banner Goldfield Medical Center, located on Ironwood and Southern roads in Apache Junction, Ariz., provides state-of-the-art, patient-centered care to the communities of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. The 30-bed hospital offers an array of medical care, including emergency services, intensive care, medical/surgical care, progressive care, surgery, imaging, pharmacy and lab. Banner Goldfield is part of nonprofit Banner Health, which was recently recognized as a top health system in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. Patients requiring advanced heart care have access to Banner Heart Hospital, a center that consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the U.S. for heart care.

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