Celebrating a Decade of Emergency Heart Care

April 18, 2016

Henry Ford Allegiance Health recently marked its 10th anniversary of bringing emergency angioplasty to the Jackson community. Prior to that, patients having a heart attack had to travel 30 to 45 minutes away for the procedure.

In February of 2008, when the health system brought open-heart surgery services to Jackson, surgeons also began performing planned (non-emergency) percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs)—a way of re-establishing blood flow down the coronary arteries that feed the heart. Now, the team completes approximately 600 of these planned procedures annually.

In total, Henry Ford Allegiance Health has performed more than 6,010 emergent and non-emergent PCIs over the past decade. Averaging a door-to-balloon time of 65 minutes, it has been consistently faster than the nationally recognized standards.

About Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. Henry Ford Allegiance complements traditional acute care services with mission-based services to support the care continuum for all members of the community. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), Henry Ford Allegiance is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs in the community

About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is a five hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. HFHS is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. It provides health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. HFHS is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.