Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the third consecutive year.
The Center of Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. This award recognizes Prairie Lakes’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Prairie Lakes Healthcare System for reaching an aggressive goal of treating these patients to levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
“We are honored to receive this award for the third consecutive year,” said Jill Fuller, President and CEO of Prairie Lakes. “This award recognizes the quality of our doctors and staff. Heart services in Watertown meet the highest, national standards of care.”
To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent 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.
“To receive this award for a third year in row is a great achievement for Prairie Lakes," said Leah Le, Cath Lab Director. “This award reflects the hard work and dedication of the staff who care for some of our most critically ill patients and their families. To continue to meet these guidelines requires the coordination of emergency personnel and our cardiovascular team and is crucial in saving lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.”
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 and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.