St. Luke’s Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attacks
St. Luke’s has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. St. Luke’s is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
“We are committed to delivering the highest standard of care for not just our heart attack patients, but all of our patients,” St. Luke’s Cardiovascular Services Coordinator Stan Sadenwasser said. “We strive to ensure that our heart attack patients get the best care possible so they can return home to living their lives with their loved ones.”
The award shows that St. Luke’s 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.
“Earning this award signifies that St. Luke’s 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.
To receive the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, St. Luke’s has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for eight 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.