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Stat Heart Program


Prairie Cardiovascular initiated the development of the Prairie STAT Heart Program in August 2004. The Prairie STAT Heart Program was one of the first in the country to focus on streamlining emergency care to meet the national goal of providing angioplasty (a non-surgical procedure to treat diseased arteries) within 90 to 120 minutes from a patient’s arrival at the community hospital (often referred to as door-to-balloon time). This insures that the patient located in the rural community receives emergent heart care as fast as or faster than patients in larger urban areas.

At St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, our team of multidisciplinary specialists, including Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons collaborate with local rural hospitals and our own ER Physicians to deliver the most advanced treatment options in Cardiac Care and allow patients to receive that care close to home.