Advocate BroMenn Medical Center Receives Platinum Performance Award for Heart Attack Care
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2013 – one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes BroMenn Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that it 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–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, BroMenn Medical Center consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for 8 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures.
“The time is right for BroMenn to be focused on improving the quality of cardiovascular care through ACTION Registry–GWTG,” said cardiologist Dr. James McCriskin, medical director for the hospital’s cardiovascular services. “The number of heart attack patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidence of heart disease and a large aging population.”
“The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Advocate BroMenn Medical Center for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. 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,” stated James Jollis, MD, FACC, ACTION Registry-GWTG Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hospital.
ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease.
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