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  • New system to treat heart attack victims saves the life of a Templeton firefighter

    November 8, 2010 4:17 PM

    A new system in place on the Central Coast is saving the lives of heart attack patients. It is called the STEMI system, short for one of the most critical types of heart attacks. In August, both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties designated French Hospital Medical... more »
  • Guideline in place for treating San Luis Obispo County's most critical types of heart attack

    August 27, 2010 3:01 PM

    9-1-1 patients who call with symptoms of a STEMI, or ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, will be taken straight to French Hospital Medical Center. Symptoms typically include pressure or squeezing pain under the breastbone; discomfort in the arms, back or jaw; shortness of breath; breaking out in a cold sweat;... more »
  • Santa Barbara County heart attack victims to get treatment within 90 minutes

    August 10, 2010 2:14 PM

    The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has designated Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria as Comprehensive Cardiac Care Centers. What this means is 911 cardiac patients will now go directly to one of these hospitals. Before, all patients were taken to the... more »
  • Marian Medical Center receives safest hospital award

    May 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    Hundreds of employees take part in an award ceremony at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria. HealthGrades officially presented the hospital with its 2010 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital also received the award. They are considered to be among the top five percent of... more »
  • Award recognizes two local hospitals as among safest in the nation

    April 1, 2010 3:53 PM

    Two Central Coast hospitals are recognized as being in the top 5 percent of safest in the U.S. Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital received the 2010 HealthGrades "Patient Safety Excellence Award." They were evaluated between 2006 and 2008 on 12 patient safety... more »

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