American College of Cardiology NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Award recognizes high standards of patient care
Metroplex Adventist Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. It is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes the commitment Metroplex has made to successfully implement 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.
“Our platinum status is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our heart and vascular team,” said Carlyle Walton, president and CEO of Metroplex Health System. “Their commitment to providing the highest quality care to every patient, every time means that our community can receive world-class heart care right here at home.”
To receive the ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Metroplex 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, Metroplex Adventist Hospital 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, Metroplex 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 treat heart attack patients consistently 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.