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Providence Healthcare Network receives cardiac care award


Providence Healthcare Network in Waco was one of 130 hospitals nationwide to receive the ACTION Registry–Get With the Guidelines Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2013 from the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry.

The award recognizes Providence’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for cardiac arrest patients, according to a news release, 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 award, Providence consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry–GWTG for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines allows hospitals to improve adherence to ACC/AHA clinical guideline recommendations, and monitor drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and patients with other types of cardiac arrest, according to the news release.

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. The goals of the program are to empower healthcare provider teams to consistently treat cardiac arrest patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines, and to establish a national standard for improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk STEMI and non-STEMI patients.


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