Priority One Heart Attack Program
Gundersen’s Priority One uses a team approach to quickly assess, stabilize, transport and treat heart attack patients within 90 minutes of their first medical contact anywhere in our 19-county service area—well below the national average.
The Priority One Heart Attack Program works because of the on collaboration between Gundersen and regional community hospitals. The emergency departments in these hospitals stabilize the patient and contact Gundersen Health System to activate the Priority One team 24/7. Medlink AIR helicopter or local ground ambulance crews quickly transports the patient to Gundersen where a team is waiting to provide treatment that will open the blocked artery preserving as much healthy heart muscle as possible.