Baptist Health Paducah cardiac services receives two national performance awards
Heart attack treatment at Baptist Health Paducah was recently recognized among the nation's best by the American College of Cardiology for the fifth year.
Heart attack treatment at Baptist Health Paducah was recently recognized among the nation’s best by the American College of Cardiology for the fifth year.
Baptist Health is one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive the NCDR® (National Cardiovascular Data Registry) ACTION Registry®–Get With the GuidelinesTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the award, the hospital followed treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for the treatment of heart attack patients.
The Baptist cardiac team also recently received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.
Baptist Health Paducah earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must have adhered to these measures at a set level for at least one consecutive 90-day interval.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. For people suffering heart attacks, it means that Baptist Health Paducah has a proven track record of prompt and appropriate treatment to save lives, said William A. Brown, president of Baptist Health Paducah.
“These honors reflect the hard work and dedication of the staff who care for some of our most seriously ill patients and their families,” Brown said “The implementation of these guidelines requires successful coordination of the cardiovascular team and emergency personnel and is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.”