Rideout Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR® Action Registry® - GWTG TM Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2012: One of only 73 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Rideout Health's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Assn. clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the ACTION Registry® - GWTG TM Silver Performance Achievement Award, Rideout Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry – GWTG for 4 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non – ST – elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).
"The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Rideout Health for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients," Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, ACTION Registry-GWTG Steering Committee Chair and Director of Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center and James Jollis, MD, FACC, ACTION Registry-GWTG Co-Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hospital.
"The time is right for Rideout Health to be focused on improving the quality of cardiovascular care by implementing ACTION Registry–GWTG. The number of acute myocardial infarction patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidence of heart disease and a large aging population," said Terri Hamilton, CEO, Rideout Health.