Southeast Heath Recognized by the American College of Cardiology

Southeast Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Award for 2020. This is the ninth consecutive year that Southeast has been singled out as a top performing hospital for heart care. It is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Southeast’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that the hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients at standard levels of care as specified by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines and recommendations. To receive Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Southeast Hospital has demonstrated a sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019), 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. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. Treatment guidelines, all of which are in place at Southeast Hospital, include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others. He noted that in addition to providing evidence-based care to heart attack patients, Southeast is also committed to investing in new technologies and facilities that result in improved safety and better outcomes for these, and all, heart patients. These investments have included a new, hybrid operating suite with technology to advance treatment options for critically ill heart patients, a new Heart and Vascular Pavilion designed for patient and family comfort and introducing to the region transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive approach to replacement of a narrowed aortic valve, and transcatheterMitraClip repair procedure which allows mitral regurgitation patients to be treated without invasive open heart surgery.

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