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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Marketplace

3035 Hamilton Boulevard
Sioux City, IA 51104

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106

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UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's recognized for high standards of patient care

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UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s has received three performance achievement awards for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.


The awards include the 2021 Mission: Lifeline Gold – NSTEMI, 2021 Get with the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus with Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, and the 2021 Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement award.


“These awards are a testament to the way our team, first responders and critical-access community hospitals rally together to provide outstanding and lifesaving care to the Siouxland community,” says Lorenzo Suter, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Sioux City. “It’s a team effort to meet the high standards set by these prestigious organizations, and I couldn’t be prouder of their hard work and dedication to excellence.”


Every year, approximately 1.5 million people experience a heart attack or stroke, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart or brain that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.


The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline strive to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks and strokes, beginning with the 9-1-1 call, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. They provide tools, training and other resources to support heart attack and stroke care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines.


St. Luke’s earned the awards by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack and stroke patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.


“I have been blessed to work in the Siouxland community for over twenty-eight years, and in that time I’ve learned that the dedication of our team here at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s is second to none,” says Jerome Pierson, MD FACC, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Cardiology Services and Cardiovascular Associates.