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.