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Capital Region Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain–MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. Capital Region is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor, and it has done so for four consecutive years.
The award recognizes Capital Region’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Capital Region 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 Chest Pain–MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Capital Region has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain–MI Registry for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) and performed at the highest level 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.
Best practices to save lives
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that almost 700,000 Americans each year have a heart attack. 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.
"Our teams have worked very hard and across multiple disciplines to develop best practices to deliver effective care, consistently, and we continue to strive for improvement," says Randy Haight, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Capital Region.
Chest Pain–MI 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 (ACC) envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through the world-renowned Journal of the American College of Cardiology, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more information, visit www.acc.org.
Categories: Heart care
CRMC is among the nation’s top hospitals for treatment of heart attack patients.
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