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Published on November 18, 2020

Platinum Heart Care Available at Cone Health

Alamance Regional Medical Center and Moses Cone Hospital receive highest honors from the American College of Cardiology.


Two Cone Health hospitals have earned the 2020 Platinum Performance Achievement Award for heart attack care from the American College of Cardiology. Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington and The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro are among just 140 hospitals nationwide recognized with this award.

“One of the ways we ensure exceptional heart care is by adhering to the highest national standards, reflected in this platinum award,” says Dr. Jake Hochrein, chief of heart and vascular services at Cone Health. “From ensuring the fastest possible response for heart attacks, to staying closely connected with our patients throughout their recovery, our goal is to set the bar for exceptional heart attack care.”

The America College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry tracks heart care given to patients. Its goal is to advance the highest level of care for those with heart attacks, unstable angina or low-risk chest pain. Receiving the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the ACC’s Chest Pain - MI Registry™ means Alamance Regional Medical Center and Moses Cone Hospital have met the top metrics for eight consecutive quarters in defect-free care, serious heart attack care and overall heart attack care. 

“This platinum award is a testament to the passionate commitment and expertise our cardiovascular physicians and clinical teams bring to patient care every day,” says Ruth Fisher, vice president of heart and vascular services, imaging and respiratory care, Cone Health. “We want the communities we serve to know some of the nation’s very best heart and vascular care is right here for them."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in an artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment includes giving an aspirin upon arrival and discharge, quickly restoring blood flow to areas cut off by the blocked artery, helping people to stop smoking, and cardiac rehabilitation.”

 Learn more here about Cone Health’s heart and vascular services.