Two Years and counting! Every second counts with a heart attack. That’s why in June 2011, Mercy celebrated two years of providing 100 percent of our patients “door to balloon” times more quickly than the national average of 90 minutes.
Door to balloon is the time it takes from when a patient enters the ER to when they receive life-saving intervention with heart vessel balloon angioplasty.
It’s The Mercy Touch at work – This milestone, reached by only a few hospitals in the state of Iowa, reflects the efficiency and coordination of Mercy’s Emergency Department, cardiac team and staff in handling cardiac emergencies.