Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has received the American College
of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement
Award for 2017.
Saint Mary’s is one of only 105 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Saint Mary’s commitment and success in implementing
a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that
Saint Mary’s 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 ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, Saint
Mary’s Regional Medical Center has demonstrated sustained achievement
in the ACTION Registry for four consecutive quarters and has performed
at the top level of standards for 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.
“As a Silver Performance Award recipient, Saint Mary’s Regional
Medical Center has shown it is a leader in implementing standards of care
and protocols for its patients,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH,
FACC, Chair, ACTION Registry; Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular
Programs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center;
and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. “By meeting the
requirements set forth in the registry and establishing a culture of providing
guideline-recommended therapy, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
is saving lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.”
ACTION Registry empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat
heart attack patients per 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 heart attack patients.
To learn more about Saint Mary’s Center for Cardiovascular Care,
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About Saint Mary’s Health Network: Saint Mary’s based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital
offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized
and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s offers a robust
line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer, robust surgical
and orthopedic services, and award-winning Cardiology program and more.
The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a
state-of-the-art Fitness Center. As a long-standing community partner,
Saint Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of
northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit
About the American College of Cardiology: The ACC is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home
for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is
to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC
leads in the formation of health policy, standards, and guidelines. The
College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers
cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional
medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research, and bestows credentials
upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For
more, visit acc.org.