Thursday, June 7, 2012

Saving Lives in Dallas County

Every day in Dallas County, approximately 30 people suffer a heart attack and depend on the seamless delivery of emergency medical services to increase their chances of survival and quality of life. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of all Americans and current survival rates in Dallas County are lower than the national average. For the past few years, we've been working with the Dallas medical community to change those statistics.

Thanks to funding from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation of Communities Foundation of Texas, the collaboration has the power to transform patient care for future heart attack victims in Dallas and to position the county as a national leader in heart attack treatment and survival. This innovative regional collaboration will work to ensure equipment compatibility, consistent training and uniform protocols for both transporting and treating heart attack patients across the region. Watch the video below to see the impact we've already had in the Dallas community!

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