Frederick Memorial Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry®–GWTGTM Silver Performance Achievement Award
Frederick Memorial Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2012 – one of only 73 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Frederick Memorial Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that the hospital 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 (ACC/AHA) clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, Frederick Memorial Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry–GWTG for 4 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 the overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.
“The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Frederick Memorial Hospital for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” said Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, ACTION Registry-GWTG Steering Committee Chair and Director of Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center and James Jollis, MD, FACC, ACTION Registry-GWTG Co-Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hospital.
“We are extremely proud of the dedicated physicians and staff who are responsible for providing cardiac care to the citizens we serve. Our interventional and medicinal cardiology programs are examples of the outstanding results that come from a multidisciplinary approach to patient care,” said Thomas A. Kleinhanzl, President and CEO of Frederick Memorial Hospital.
ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine. ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients 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 patients at high-risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack).