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St. Bernards Five Rivers receives recognition for heart and stroke care

POCAHONTAS—St. Bernards Five Rivers was recently recognized by the American Heart Association and the Arkansas Department of Health for excellence in heart and stroke care.

St. Bernards Five Rivers received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Referring Plus Quality Achievement Award for the treatment of patients who suffer a specific kind of heart attack – an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (a STEMI) – the most severe heart attack. Under the guidance of Dr. William Lewis and Paula Lewis, the hospital also received three awards celebrating excellence in stroke care: the Achievement Award – Gold, the Quality Award – Plus and the Target Stroke Award – Honor Roll Elite Plus.

“The emergency department at St. Bernards Five Rivers is the only one in the state to receive gold-level quality awards for excellence in both stroke and heart attack care,” said Jeremy Capps, Administrator of St. Bernards Five Rivers. “The care our patients receive is our number one priority, which is why we are pleased to be recognized for performance in both of these areas.”


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