Fairfield Medical Center was awarded the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Performance Achievement Award on July 16, 2012 acknowledging Fairfield Medical Center’s dedication to high-quality care for heart attack patients and improving the time in which these patients receive treatment.
To receive this award, FMC achieved an 86 percent composite rate across all performance measures for one quarter for the timely care of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.
“Unlike the Olympics, bronze doesn’t mean Fairfield Medical Center finished third place,” said Lory Winland, director of Ohio Mission: Lifeline. “A bronze award means they achieved this level for one quarter.”
The silver award is given to hospitals that meet the measures for 12 consecutive months and the gold is awarded after 24 consecutive months. That national composite rate was 63 percent and the Ohio rate was 65 percent. FMC was one of 226 hospitals in the nation and one of 18 hospitals in Ohio to receive the Mission: Lifeline award. For this award, Fairfield Medical Center was recognized in the August issue of U.S. News & World Report.