The CEO of LifePoint Hospitals’ Wyoming market, Stephen Erixon brings more than three decades of medical leadership experience to the role. Stephen Erixon also makes time away from work to support health-care initiatives through the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.
An estimated 51 Wyoming residents are diagnosed with heart disease every day. Each of them has a higher risk of experiencing a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. In response to this, the Wyoming division of the American Heart Association launched a three-year program called Mission: Lifeline.
Mission: Lifeline, funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, First Interstate Bank, and the Working for Wyoming Fund, seeks to streamline care provided to individuals suffering from ST-elevation myocardial infarction, commonly referred to as STEMI.
Offering proper training on response efforts and new equipment, the program ensures all patients receive quality care throughout the treatment and recovery process. Further, Mission: Lifeline raises awareness about heart attacks, teaching the public about symptoms that signal the need for emergency support. In addition to leveraging media outlets to share public service announcements, the program distributes educational materials statewide.