Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Carroll Hospital Center Receives Platinum Performance Achievement Award
CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121
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Westminster, Md. – (September 25, 2013) — Carroll Hospital Center has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s 2013 NCDR ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award, making the hospital one of 197 nationwide to achieve this recognition. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.
To receive the award, the hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association’s (AHA) clinical guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and improves the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non–ST–elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients.
“This is a wonderful achievement for our team,” said Mark Maslow, executive director of cardiovascular services. “It further demonstrates our staff’s ongoing commitment to ensuring our emergent heart attack patients always receive the highest standard of care.”
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 and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 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.
Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.