Parkview Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients Parkview Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients - Parkview Medical Center - Pueblo, Colorado

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Published on August 19, 2020

Parkview Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Pueblo, CO August 18, 2020– Parkview has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. Parkview is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes Parkview’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies Parkview 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 Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Parkview has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶   MI Registry for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019), and performed at the highest level for 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.

“This award is evidence of our team’s hard work and commitment to delivering the highest quality cardiovascular care.  This is a commendable accomplishment and I congratulate and thank our team for their dedication to our patients,” stated Leslie Barnes, President and CEO of Parkview. 

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.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center, and exceptional cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.

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