Trinity received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. Trinity is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. Additionally, Trinity has earned the 2020 Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Achievement Award. Read more about the awards below and check out this quick video.
American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020
UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain -MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. Trinity is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
“UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center is extremely honored to be among the nation’s top performing hospitals for caring for heart attack patients,” says Leah Glasgo, UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge President and CEO.
The award recognizes Trinity’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Trinity 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, Trinity has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain - MI Registry for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019), 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.
“As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Trinity Regional Medical Center has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with acute myocardial infarction,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, Trinity has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations.”
The Center for Disease Control estimates that almost 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.
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.
Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving achievement award
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. The initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines.
Trinity earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.
“Trinity is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Leah Glasgo, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care through Mission: Lifeline.”
“We commend Trinity Regional Medical Center for this award in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Tim Henry, M.D., Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome Subcommittee. “We applaud the significant institutional commitment to their critical role in the system of care for quickly and appropriately treating heart attack patients.”