Bassett Medical Center has been awarded the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for timely and effective treatment of heart attack victims. Bassett earned the award by meeting specific standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of heart attack patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Prompt treatment is critical and it is the American Heart Associations mission to reduce barriers to prompt treatment of heart attacks in the medical system.