HRMC Named Cardiac Receiving Center

June 17, 2014

Lake Havasu City, AZ  (June 12, 2014) – The Arizona Department of Health Services has recognized Havasu Regional Medical Center (HRMC) as a Cardiac Receiving Center.  This designation by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System’s SHARE (Saving Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education) Program identifies facilities that provide advanced care to cardiac arrest patients who survive initial resuscitation. It is a statewide program developed in collaboration with the UA Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group. HRMC is one of 35 hospitals in the state with this designation.

Dr. Pareed Aliyar, an interventional cardiologist on staff at HRMC said, “I am very pleased to hear about this distinction. We will certainly continue to provide excellent service to our patients.”

The SHARE Program promotes a comprehensive, standardized system of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care throughout Arizona. They partner with other agencies and organizations to promote evidence-based treatment and improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In order to be recognized as an Arizona Cardiac Receiving Center, hospitals must meet seven specific criteria determined by Arizona Department of Health Services including post arrest mild hypothermia.

Julie Sasseen, Director of Business Development at HRMC, who assisted in coordinating the certification process stated, “This is a great accomplishment for HRMC! We have a great team of physicians and staff that save lives. This designation demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of cardiac arrest care based on evidence based practice.”