Providence Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s
NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for
2020. Providence is one of only
124 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
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 Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement
Award, Providence has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest
Pain ̶ MI Registry for four consecutive quarters during 2019 and performed
with distinction in 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.
“As a Silver Performance Award recipient, Providence Medical Center
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. “By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry,
Providence has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive
treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline
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.
“The Providence staff has worked diligently to achieve this award,”
said Venkat Pasnoori, M.D., MPH, FACC, FSCAI, cardiologist and Cardiology
Medical Director at Providence. “The national accolade reflects
that we have systems in place to efficiently care for patients which starts
the moment the patient arrives in the ER and then are treated in the Cardiac
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.