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Southeast Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Awards and accolades, Heart and vascular | Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Southeast Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022. Southeast is one of only 240 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. This is the eleventh consecutive year that Southeast Hospital has been recognized for its high standard of care for heart attack patients.

The award recognizes Southeast’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and also signifies that Southeast Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients with standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

“To be a recipient of this award for eleven consecutive years speaks to the consistency in care protocols and the commitment of the entire heart team to deliver excellence in patient outcomes,” said SoutheastHEALTH Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Matt Janzow. “The foundation of care at Southeast Hospital is built on quality, and this award affirms our position as a national leader in setting, and meeting, stringent standards of care for heart attack patients.”

Michael Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, added, “It is an honor to award Southeast Hospital with the Platinum Performance Award for their leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care. This award indicates that Southeast Hospital remains committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients and ensures that patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care.”

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.