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Montana Mission: Lifeline® Stroke

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What is Mission: Lifeline® Stroke?

Mission: Lifeline Stroke is a program for transforming stroke care by focusing efforts on connecting all of the components of acute stroke care into a smoothly integrated system that reinforces use of evidence-based guidelines, measures performance, identifies gaps, and engages in improvement projects at a systems level. The stroke system of care begins with community recognition and preparedness to identify stroke and continues all the way through hospital discharge, into rehabilitation and the initiation of secondary prevention. It brings together hospitals, ambulance services, non-transport medical first response agencies, emergency communications centers, emergency medical service regulatory and medical direction agencies, local government, local media, and payers to forge a proactive system of stroke care that saves and improves lives.

The foundation of this initiative was a three-year grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

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Healthcare Providers

Visit our healthcare providers website to find upcoming events, recorded webinars, download materials and more.

Public Education

Learn the warning signs and risk factors of stroke and find out how we're spreading the word across Montana. This information could save your life or the life of someone you love.

Contact Us

Joani Guzman

Quality Systems Manager
Mission: Lifeline Montana
American Heart Association
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 671-1640

Janna Pietrzak

Quality Systems Manager -
Mission: Lifeline Stroke Montana, Post-Acute Care
(701) 730-3305

Gary W. Myers, MS

National Sr. Program Manager
Quality, Outcomes, Research and Analytics (QORA)
(605) 675-9446