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Aspirus St. Luke's Cardiac Care Wins Platinum Award

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Cardiac care at Aspirus St. Luke's is first rate.

That's according to the American College of Cardiology, which just announced Aspirus St. Luke's has been recognized as a 2012 Platinum Award winner for its treatment of heart attack patients.

The announcement was made in the November-December edition of the college's publication, Cardiology, and lists Aspirus St. Luke's as one of 164 hospitals across the nation which received the 2012 ACTION Registry - Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance achievement awards.

"It's a continued dedication toward excellence and improvement," said Dr. Scott Mikesell, of Aspirus St. Luke's Cardiology Associates. "One of the things that the American Heart Association has recognized is that it's a team effort. There are countless different departments that participate in the care of these patients."

Care of cardiac patients at Aspirus St. Luke's can include both primary care doctors and specialists in the cardiology, emergency, radiology, echocardiography, dietary, cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac rehabilitation departments.

To be recognized as a platinum winner in the ACTION Registry – Get With The Guidelines, a hospital must consistently follow the treatment guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association for a minimum of eight consecutive quarters, and meet a standard of at least 90 percent on specific performance measures.