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VHAC Encourages Agencies to Apply for Mission:Lifeline EMS Recognition

The American Heart Association will be hosting a webinar on November 16, 2017 about the 2018 requirements for Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition. Mission: Lifeline Webinar Invitation Download .pdf 2018 Mission: Lifeline EMS Information Sheet Download .pdf Five Required Measures to … Continue reading

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Northern Region Meeting Notes (Sept. 19, 2017)

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VHAC Quarterly Teleconference for Data Managers (Sept 26, 2017)

Included below are notes from the call, which includes a link to the webinar recording. Also included are documents from both the AHA and ACC with additional information about their respective registries. The recommendation from VHAC is that everyone stays … Continue reading

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2018 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Criteria

Note: The application period opens January 1, 2018 and closes April 2, 2018. (The traditional closing date is March 31st, but in 2018, 3/31 falls on a Saturday.) Detailed Recognition Criteria, Achievement Measures and Reporting Measures

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2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit: Call for Presenters

Call for Oral Presenters! Submit by 11:59 P.M., October 16, 2017 to be considered for an oral presentation. Oral presenter submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit. The conference is being held in Raleigh, NC during … Continue reading

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Northern Region Meeting (Sept. 19, 2017)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Northern Region meeting will be Tuesday, September 19th, 10am, at Fire Station 403, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax, Va 22030, 3rd Floor. You may park in the rear of the building, enter through … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Meeting Presentations

Data Collection: Where Are We Now? GWTG-CAD and Mission: Lifeline, Michele Bolles and Christine Rutan Beth Pruski and Barb Christiansen The Great Debate: Do you take the VF/VT patient to Cath Lab Paul Frantz, MD, Carillion Memorial – Pro Shon Chakrabarti, MD, MPH, – Con … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Meeting Agenda Finalized

VHAC/ Mission: Lifeline Annual Meeting Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00AM – 3:30PM Centra Lynchburg Hospital First Colony Conference room 1901 Tate Springs Road Lynchburg, VA 24501 Click Here to register for the meeting! The code for EMS is 50EMS Agenda … Continue reading

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Dinner and Social Gathering May 18

Please join us for an evening of STEMI Education with Narinder Bhalla, MD, Senior Medical Director US Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Ongoing Risk in Patients with MI, including updated AHA/ACC ACS Guidelines. AstraZeneca is sponsoring a dinner and social gathering on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Registration Open!

VHAC/ Mission: Lifeline Annual Meeting Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00AM – 3:30PM Centra Lynchburg Hospital First Colony Conference room 1901 Tate Springs Road Lynchburg, VA 24501 Click Here to register for the meeting! The code for EMS is 50EMS Need … Continue reading

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Virginia Heart Attack Coalition’s “Drive to 75” Campaign Having an Impact in Virginia

VHAC’s “Drive to 75” campaign, an effort to reduce the median First Medical Contact to Balloon time to 75 minutes or less in Virginia, is starting to show results.  Thanks to the great work of STEMI stakeholders across the Commonwealth, … Continue reading

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Save the Date!
May 19, 2017

VHAC / Mission: Lifeline Annual Meeting Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00am – 3:30pm Centra Lynchburg General Hospital Lynchburg, VA Need a hotel reservation? We will have a hotel block available April 1. Questions? Contact us at maa.missionlifeline@heart.org Click here to … Continue reading

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May 19, 2017

Northwest Region Meeting (February 27, 2017)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Northwest Region meeting will be Monday, February 27th,  12 – 4pm, at the Bridgewater Rescue Squad (10 Volunteer Dr, Bridgewater, VA 22812).  Agenda items include:  Regional ML Blinded Report Northwest Region VHAC Challenge Coin … Continue reading

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STEMI Care: Sustaining the Gains Presentation

Note: if the presentation by Dr. Peter O’Brien doesn’t display properly below try this link instead.

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STEMI Accelerator 2 All Region Call

Schedule Time: 1300-1400 EST December 1 – STEMI Care: Sustaining the Gains

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WOW! Factor+

(reposted from the Chesapeake Fire Department) Sharing Stories of CFD Members Going Above and Beyond for Citizens and Each Other EXCELLENT STEMI RESPONSE This weekend we had a fantastic STEMI outcome with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. CFD M14 was dispatched … Continue reading

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Statewide Meeting / Conference Call Nov. 17

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline statewide conference call is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, at 12noon. Agenda Data review Regional updates State and national updates Access Info Meeting number: 743 549 242 Meeting password: 3nRJZgym When … Continue reading

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Southern Region Teleconference (Nov. 2, 2016)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Southern Region teleconference will be held Wednesday, November 2, from 1pm to 2:30pm (EDT) from the Administration Conference Room at Lynchburg General Hospital. Call in number: (800) 511-7983 Access Code: 5560618 Agenda

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Southern Region Meeting (Aug. 18, 2016)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Southern Region meeting will be held Thursday, August 18, from 12noon to 1:30pm at Lynchburg General Hospital Private Dining Room. Call in number: 1-800-511-7983 Access code 5560618 Southern Region Meeting Agenda Time … Continue reading

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2016 Annual VHAC State Meeting Wrap-up

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition/Mission Lifeline concluded another highly successful annual event in Williamsburg.  Approximately 100 STEMI Stakeholders from across the Commonwealth participated in the 6th annual meeting in May. Regional Reports / Best Practices The events kicked off the … Continue reading

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The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Northwest Region meeting will be held Friday June 17th at Warren Memorial Hospital. The regional leadership summit is from 10am to noon.  The general  meeting is from 12 noon to 4pm. * Please fill out … Continue reading

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AFib / Stroke Workshops

You’re invited to join us for two great events in June! Location: Hilton Springfield • 6550 Loisdale Road • Springfield, Virginia Both Days $35 AFib/Stroke Combo Register Now! – www.heart.org/springfieldworkshops Note: there are no CEUs being offered for these events. … Continue reading

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Final Agenda for 2016 Annual Meeting

May 13, 2016 Double Tree by Hilton Williamsburg 50 Kingsmill Road · Williamsburg, VA 23185 Click here to register Agenda

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Registration Open for Annual Meeting May 13, 2016

Registration is open for the 2016 VHAC state meeting on May 13. The Meeting will be held at Double Tree Hilton – Williamsburg  (50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg, VA 23185) Some of the topics that will be covered: Keynote Speaker – … Continue reading

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The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, from 10am to 2pm.  The meeting will be held at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, 13 floor conference room. For questions, please contact Paul Frantz, MD … Continue reading

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Application period for EMS recognition is open until March 31! The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition application window is now open! The application for data submission for Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition will be live from January 1, through … Continue reading

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Northern Region Meeting (Jan. 15, 2016)

The next Virginia Heart Attack Coalition / Mission: Lifeline Northern Region meeting will be held Friday, January 15, from 5pm to 7pm at the Ritz Carlson in Tyson’s Corner, Va. This regional meeting will take place during the INOVA Heart & Vascular … Continue reading

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Mission: Lifeline is Expanding

On behalf of the American Heart Association, I’m excited to let you know that Mission: Lifeline® is expanding to now include all patients who suffer from both types of myocardial infarctions – STEMI and NSTE-ACS (NonST-Elevation-Acute Cardiac Syndrome). Each year, … Continue reading

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INOVA Interventional Cardiology Symposium

The INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute is hosting an Interventional Cardiology Symposium on January 15-16, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner (McLean, Virginia). About the Interventional Cardiology Symposium The 2016 Interventional Cardiology Symposium is designed to provide practicing physicians with … Continue reading

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