GWTG Platinum Award
Providence has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's
NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement
Award for 2014 – one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so. The
award recognizes Providence's commitment and success in implementing
a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that
Providence 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 ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement
Award, Providence consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the
ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for 8 consecutive quarters and met
a performance standard of 90 percent 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).
ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College
of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering
support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of
Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine. ACTION Registry-GWTG
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 STEMI and NSTEMI patients.
For more information about ACTION Registry-GWTG, visit