Allen Hospital Among Nation's Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital® has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Allen Hospital is one of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes Allen Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Allen 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.
To receive the Chest Pain – MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, Allen Hospital has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ~ MI Registry for four 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.
“This award recognizes a great amount of teamwork and amazing skill level by our frontline team members, practitioners, and clinical outcome coordinators. Without everyone’s continued commitment to improving patient outcomes and care, performance achievement awards would not be possible,” said Andrea Moulds, executive director of cardiovascular services at Allen Hospital. “This award showcases the excellent care and dedication we provide to our patients every day, and we are proud to have this opportunity to celebrate Cardiovascular Services’ continued excellence.”
The Center for Disease Control estimates more than 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.
The American College of Cardiology 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 more than 52,000 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 its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.