Cardiac victims have better chance in Hennepin

[Star Tribune, May 03, 2011] There are few better places anywhere to have a cardiac arrest than Hennepin County. And that's no joke. According to a national registry that tracks cardiac survival rates, your chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are better in Hennepin County than almost anywhere else in the United States.

"It's really a system of care, from public ambulance, first responder, hospitals, emergency departments -- everybody working together to improve survival," Dr. Charles Lick, medical director for Allina Medical Transportation, told the County Board last week. Read the whole story at

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