WMRMC receives cardiac intervention center designation

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Western Maryland Regional Medical Center received the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems full designation as a Cardiac Intervention Center for a period of the next five years.

WMRMC first received this designation in 2011.

“We are a very innovative program and are very proud of the success shared with our EMS for our Field Activation STEMIs (ST elevation myocardial infarction),” said Tim Abrell, director of perioperative services and interventional labs. “Our EMS have a field activation success rate of 94 percent, which is very crucial in a rural setting as we strive to achieve a door to balloon/device of less than 90 minutes.”