Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) has received the American
College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance
Achievement Award for 2018. MMC is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide
to receive the honor.
The award recognizes MMC's commitment and success in implementing
a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that
MMC 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.
"We are honored to continue to be recognized for our commitment and
achievements in cardiac care, and I am extremely proud of our team,"
said John Wilson, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist. "Our cardiac
team at MMC is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients
who suffer a heart attack. We are deeply committed to ensuring the best
care for our community."
To receive the ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award,
MMC has demonstrated sustained achievement in the ACTION Registry for
eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards
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.
"As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Meadville Medical Center
has shown it is a leader in implementing standards of care and protocols
for its patients," said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, Chair, ACTION
Registry; Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs,
Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center; and Professor
of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. "By meeting the requirements
set forth in the registry and establishing a culture of providing guideline-recommended
therapy, Meadville Medical Center is saving lives and improving outcomes
of heart attack patients."
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.
ACTION Registry 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 heart attack patients.
The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The
mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform
cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the
formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. 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. For
more, visit acc.org.