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Riverview Honored for Platinum Standards of Cardiac Care
“The Riverview Heart & Vascular Center, the Emergency Center and other ancillary services have been essential in reaching the achievement of American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 by maintaining protocols that focus on delivering world class cardiovascular care,” said Pat Fox, President of Riverview Hospital. “Our continuous focus on delivering quality cardiovascular care is highlighted by Riverview’s implementation of the ACTION Registry–GWTG.”
To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Riverview consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight 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 ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).
“The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Riverview 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,” 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.
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 high-risk STEMI and NSTEMI patients.
About Riverview Hospital
Riverview Hospital has received Chest Pain Center accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers as well as achieving patient safety rates in the top 5% in the national based upon studies by HealthGrades. Riverview Hospital is a full-service, 154-bed hospital located in the heart of Hamilton County, Indiana. Riverview offers unmatched, comprehensive healthcare services in state-of-the-art facilities. Riverview’s medical staff is comprised of nearly 300 physicians in 47 medical specialties. Time and again, Riverview staff has been recognized for clinical and service excellence. A multitude of services is provided at our main campus located at 395 Westfield Road in Noblesville. In addition, Riverview has 20 primary, immediate and specialty care facilities located throughout Hamilton and Tipton County. In 2009, Riverview Hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary.