Fresh after being nationally recognized for its care of stroke patients, Parkview Medical Center is now among the nation’s top performing hospitals for the treatment of heart attack patients.
Parkview is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain — Myocardial Infraction Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020.
The award recognizes Parkview’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.
This latest award follows receipt of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines: Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, presented for the hospital’s top-tier treatment of stroke patients.
In receiving the Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Parkview has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain — MI Registry for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019), and performed at the highest level 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.
“This award is evidence of our team’s hard work and commitment to delivering the highest quality cardiovascular care,” said Leslie Barnes, Parkview’s CEO and president.
“This is a commendable accomplishment and I congratulate and thank our team for their dedication to our patients.”
Last year, Parkview provided care to more than 2,000 chest pain patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that almost 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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