A Message from Joel Gore, MD
Joel Gore, MD
"UMass Memorial Medical Center ranks number one in Massachusetts and number two in the United States for heart-attack survival (Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). UMass Memorial has achieved an outstanding "door-to-balloon" time - the time measured between the time a patient comes into the emergency room and when a blockage is dislodged. At UMass Memorial, the time averages 34 to 54 minutes, much better than the national goal of 90 minutes or less set by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
"At UMass Memorial, a multidisciplinary team cares for heart attack patients using established practice guidelines that have been shown to lower death and disability. We monitor our outcomes closely and strive to achieve the best-in-the nation outcomes for our patients."
Joel Gore, MD, is the director of the UMass Memorial Anticoagulation Clinic. He is also an Edward R. Budnitz Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
To learn more about the heart attack quality and outcomes measures, use the list to the right.