UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center Among Nation's Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
by UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge - November 1, 2022
DODGE, IA – UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center has received the
American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry
Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022. Trinity is one of only 240 hospitals
nationwide to receive the honor.
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.
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 (2020 and 2021)
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.
“This is the third consecutive year we’ve earned the platinum award,
which truly attests to the quality and expertise our cardiac team brings to the
region,” said Leah Glasgo, CEO and President of UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge.
“Along with meeting the performance criteria for the Chest Pain – MI Registry,
we received two American Heart Association achievement awards for our
commitment to rapid, research-based care to those experiencing a heart attack.
These recognitions show we are exceeding the standard guidelines to ensure the
best outcomes, while offering excellent care for heart attack patients.”
Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 800,000 Americans suffer from 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.
“It is an honor to award Trinity with the Platinum Performance Award
for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive
performance measures in patient care,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair
of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “The receipt of this award
indicates that Trinity remains
committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients.
Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular
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.