Methodist Charlton Receives Silver Performance Award for Cardiology

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Methodist Charlton Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2012 — one of only 73 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Methodist Charlton’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Methodist Charlton has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients at standard levels of care as outlined by the ACC and American Heart Association (AHA) clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the award, Methodist Charlton consistently followed the Registry treatment guidelines for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA clinical guidelines and recommendations and monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients.

“We are very proud of the work from our team of physicians and clinical staff that helped us earn this achievement award,” says Methodist Charlton Vice President Operations Kyllan Cody. “Their desire to improve outcomes according to national standards and best practices will continue to result in Methodist Charlton Medical Center being a provider of outstanding cardiac care for the patients we serve.”

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, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine. 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, specifically high-risk STEMI and NSTEMI patients.