Holy Family Memorial (HFM) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. This is the sixth consecutive year that HFM has received recognition for heart attack care, and they are one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes HFM’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that HFM 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.
“This award recognizes Holy Family Memorial’s hard work and dedication in providing the highest level of care for our heart attack patients,” said Heidi Stradal, HFM Manager of Cardiovascular Services. “This is certainly a team award, signifying the excellent care provided to our patients from the time of their first medical contact and throughout their hospital stay and treatment.”
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.