Mission: Lifeline 2015


Virginia Beach Department of EMS received the American Heart Association 2015, Bronze Mission Lifeline Award.

This award recognizes first responder performance when caring for STEMI patients and is the first time that Virginia Beach EMS has achieved such status.

Virginia Beach is one of 16 agencies in Virginia to be recognized.

The criteria to achieve the Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze award is based on meeting the achievement measures for at least one and up to three calendar quarters with no single measure scoring below 75%. The individual measures are as follows:

  • Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain > 35 years of age, treated and transported by EMS who receives a pre-hospital 12 lead ECG.
  • Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center, with pre-hospital First Medical Contact to Device (PCI) < 90 Minutes.
  • Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Referring Center with Arrival (to Referring Center) to Fibrinolytic Therapy administration in <30 Minutes.