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Exceptional Heart Attack Care

7/3/2017
Deaconess and The Heart Hospital among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
 
Deaconess and The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2017. They are two of only 105 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
 
The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Deaconess and The Heart Hospital 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.
 
“ACTION Registry empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines,” says Becky Malotte, Executive Director and Chief Nursing Officer at The Heart Hospital. “By meeting the requirements set forth in the registry and establishing a culture of providing guideline-recommended therapy, we are saving lives and improving outcomes for heart attack patients in the tri-state.”
 
The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 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.
 
To receive the ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, Deaconess and The Heart Hospital demonstrated sustained achievement in the ACTION Registry for four consecutive quarters and performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures.
 
The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. Visit acc.org.