Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas has received the American College of Cardiology Foundations NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2013, one of 131 hospitals nationwide to receive the award, according to a news release.
The award recognizes Parklands commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for patients with myocardial infarctions and signifies that Parkland has reached a goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines
To receive the award, Parkland 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 improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and improves the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients, according to the release.
ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat patients with myocardial infarctions, 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.