The goal of the ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) System of Care is to reduce mortality and morbidity resulting from cardiac disease and injury.
Mississippi leads the nation in mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular disease (CVD):
- CVD is the number one killer of Mississippians
- CVD is the number one reason for hospital admissions
- STEMI is a time-dependent condition requiring rapid recognition, diagnosis, and treatment
The Mississippi Stroke System of Care is a collaborative effort between the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance, the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline, and the Mississippi Hospital Association.
Primary Cardiac Intervention (PCI) Centers (Level 1 Heart Attack Center)
- Interventional/Non-Interventional Cardiology
- Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
- Emergency Department
- Coronary Care Unit
- Cardiovascular Surgery
Non-Primary Cardiac Intervention Centers
- Emergency Department
STEMI Treatment Protocols
- Diagnostic EKG in 10 minutes or less
- Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory activation
- Single activation telephone call to alert the STEMI team
The Mississippi STEMI System of Care comprises three regions: North, Central, and South. As of May 2015, there are 19 affiliated Primary Cardiac Intervention Centers.
- Baptist Memorial Hospital – De Soto (Southaven)
- Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle (Corinth)
- Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi (Oxford)
- Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth)
- North Mississippi Medical Center (Tupelo)
- Anderson Medical Center (Meridian)
- Delta Regional Medical Center (Greenville)
- Merit Health Central (Jackson)
- Mississippi Baptist Medical Center (Jackson)
- Merit Health River Region (Vicksburg)
- Rush Health Systems (Meridian)
- St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital (Jackson)
- The University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson)
- Forrest General Hospital (Hattiesburg)
- Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Gulfport)
- Singing River Health System (Ocean Springs/Singing River)
- Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center (McComb)
- Wesley Medical Center (Hattiesburg)
Advisory Committee and Performance Improvement
The purpose of the STEMI System Advisory Committee (SSAC) is to provide guidance and technical advice in the implementation and execution of the state STEMI Plan. Meetings are held quarterly or as called by the chair.
Performance Improvement is a vital part of the STEMI System of Care. It is used to document continuing proper function of the system and evaluation of that function to implement improvements in system operation and STEMI patient management. In a STEMI system, patients have virtually no time to make specific choices regarding acute and critical medical care.
PCI Centers use the ACTION Registry as the database for record collection. The ACTION Registry is a product of the ACC/AHA guidelines.