Cone Health Earns Platinum for Treatment of Heart Attack
Alamance Regional Medical Center and The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital receive platinum awards from the American College of Cardiology.
Greensboro – The consistent way the latest techniques are used to treat heart attacks at Alamance Regional Medical Center and The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology. The organization awards hospitals for high level performance in quality of care with its NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. In 2022, Alamance Regional Medical Center and Moses Cone Hospital are two of only 240 hospitals nationwide receiving the honor.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 800,000 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. Research shows there are steps that can be taken to save lives and help people recover faster. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin when someone comes to and leaves the heart center, quickly restoring blood flow in the heart, helping people to stop smoking and aggressive cardiac rehabilitation.
“This award really speaks to staff’s ability to quickly adapt to new ways of caring for patients and consistently providing those high levels of care,” says Ruth Fisher, vice president of heart and vascular services, imaging & respiratory services, Cone Health.
The award recognizes Alamance Regional’s and Moses Cone Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that they have 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, Alamance Regional Medical Center and Moses Cone Hospital have demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) 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.
“It is an honor to award Alamance Regional and Moses Cone Hospital with the Platinum Performance Award for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care,” says Dr. Michael C. Kontos, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain–MI Registry Steering Subcommittee. “This award indicates that Alamance Regional and Moses Cone Hospital remain committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care.”