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Southeast Hospital Earns National Recognition for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Awards and accolades | Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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Southeast Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. The hospital is one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. This is the tenth consecutive year that Southeast Hospital has been recognized for its high standard of care for heart attack patients.

To receive the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Southeast Hospital has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020), and performed at the highest level for specific 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.

“We are honored to be among national leaders in setting, and meeting, stringent standards of care for heart attack patients,” said SoutheastHEALTH Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Matt Janzow, MD. “This reflects the exceptional care our Cardiology team provides to our patients.”

Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, said, “As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Southeast Hospital has demonstrated a reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations.”

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines including administering aspirin upon arrival at the hospital and at discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.