Awards and Achievements
Methodist Hospital Cardiac Care Earns American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum AwardPublished: July 10, 2017
Methodist Hospital is one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017.
This award recognizes Methodist Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Methodist Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Methodist Hospital demonstrated sustained achievement in the ACTION Registry for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.
The NCDR ACTION Registry is a risk-adjusted, outcomes-based quality improvement program that focuses exclusively on high-risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients. It helps hospitals apply the American College of Cardiology's clinical guideline recommendations and provides invaluable tools to measure care and achieve quality improvement goals.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.
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