Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake has received the ACTION Registry®—GWTG™ Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry. The award is tangible evidence of the hospital’s commitment and success in putting into practice a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also shows that Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake has achieved an aggressive performance standard of 90 percent or better for specific performance measures for four consecutive quarters.
“This prestigious award recognizes how dedicated our physicians, nurses and staff members are to caring for these high-risk patients,” says Tracy Campbell, RN, director of clinical quality improvement at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake. “Following the national standards set forth by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association gives us a greater understanding of treatment patterns, clinical outcomes, drug safety, and the overall quality of care for our heart attack patients. We are better able to apply emerging best practices and position ourselves as a quality cardiac care provider.”
The award recognizes participating hospitals that have maintained a high level of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients. The registry is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association that is also supported by the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and 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.
In addition to the ACTION Registry—GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake has received numerous awards for cardiac care, including the CIGNA Center of Excellence for Angioplasty and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Get With The Guidelines® Gold Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure by the American Heart Association. The hospital also has been named an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, UnitedHealth Premium® Interventional Cardiac Care Specialty Center, and UnitedHealth Premium® Rhythm Management Specialty Center. For more information about cardiac care services available at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, visit DoctorsHospitalDallas.com/Cardiology.