Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Receives 2 Gold AHA Awards

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital (MJEH, recently received two gold American Heart Association (AHAA) achievement awards, Mission: Lifeline-NSTEMI Gold and Mission: Lifeline=Stemi-Stemi Receiving Center – Gold Plus, for implementing quality improvement measures to ensure that cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times, and few returns to the hospital. The ACC/AHA guidelines recommend a door to balloon time of no more than 90 minutes; Jennie’s team average time is 52 minutes. MJEH has received Joint Commission Certification for the Stroke and Chest Pain programs and is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for their cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department.

February is American Heart Month—a time to remind people to take care of their hearts and consider the risk factors. It has been proven that risks for heart disease and strokes are preventable in individuals who show signs that include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and obesity.

The Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital is a provider for cardiac care in Southwest Iowa. Through the dedication and expertise of their staff, patients can expect the most accurate diagnoses and the safest, most effective treatments possible. The cardiac team at Jennie continues their dedication and commitment to cardiac and stroke care for Council Bluffs and surrounding communities. Joining efforts, the JE Foundation continues to support and assist patients who struggle with expense to carry on their care. Visit for more information on these efforts.