Annually since 2015 Williamson County EMS has received a national award from the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline program. We have received this award based on our ability to diagnose and treat patients having a heart attack. This award judges us on how quickly we identify, treat, and transport patients to cardiac surgery centers or "cath labs". These labs are usually the definitive treatment for heart attack victims. The hospitals and Williamson County EMS tracks the time it takes patients to get from the door of the emergency department to having their heart repaired.
We are dedicated to ensuring and constantly improving these "door to balloon" times. There are now four hospitals in Williamson County that have 24 -7 catheterization labs: Scott and White Round Rock, Seton Williamson, Round Rock Medical Center, and Cedar Park Regional Hospital. All of these quality improvement measures ensure that Williamson County residents receive the most progressive cardiac care.