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Great Falls Emergency Services receives Mission Lifeline award - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls Emergency Services receives Mission Lifeline award

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Great Falls Emergency Services manager Justin Grohs (MTN News photo) Great Falls Emergency Services manager Justin Grohs (MTN News photo)

Great Falls Emergency Services recently received an award from the American Heart Association for its "Mission Lifeline" effort.

GFES was recognized with the organization's "EMS Gold Award" for improved treatment for patients suffering from severe heart attacks.

"Mission Lifeline" seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate patients from timely access to treatment. 

GFES uses an ECG machine that monitors the heart so emergency responders can send the results to the hospital before they arrive.

Manager of GFES Justin Grohs says using the ECG machine gives ER doctors and nurses vital information to help save lives. 

"We have known that the medics here in Great Falls do a really good job with the cardiac patients and with Myocardial infarction patients. We work very closely with the cardiologist in the ER and we have been pretty happy with how it has been going the last several years. This is a nice official recognition for the excellent work they are doing with these Myocardial infarction patients," Grohs said.

Grohs says it's a team effort with the rural fire departments, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Benefis Health Care that made the award possible.

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