Centegra Hospital-McHenry has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2013.
Centegra Hospital -McHenry is one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to receive the award, according to Centegra Public Relations Manager Kim Kubiak.
The award recognizes Centegra Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that the 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, Kubiak stated in a news release.
To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Centegra Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures.
Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI), Kubiak said.
“The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Centegra Hospital-McHenry for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols," said James Jollis, MD., FACC, Action Registry-GWTG Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hopsital.
"The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.”
As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community.
For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org.
Source: Centegra Hospitla-McHenry