Several North Texas hospitals have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Performance Achievement Award which recognizes quality heart attack care. Texas Health facilities took home six of the awards, with Baylor Scott and White receiving five honors, Methodist had two hospitals recognized, and UT Southwestern and Medical City Plano were also named.
The honor comes as the rate of heart disease is increasing. A study from the National Vital Statics Reports, says that heart disease death rates increased by four percent between 2011 and 2017.
“That’s a trend we want to see diminish quickly,” said Lenetra King, Texas Health’s interim Program Development & Integration chief operating officer via release. “In fact, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. We’re on a mission to empower our clinical care teams to consistently treat heart attack patients with science-based guidelines so quality cardiac care is provided to North Texans, each and every day.”
“For a health care system to be successful, it’s not about the accolades,” said Dr. Jeffery Canose, Texas Health’s chief operating officer via release. “The recognition is definitely appreciated; but offering patients and their loved ones quality and customized service is the goal. Providing patients with the necessary resources so they can get back to enjoying life as quickly as possible is the motivating factor.”
The performance award has three categories based on the amount of time spent at the top level of care for different performance measures. You can see the complete list of winners here.