Methodist Charlton Receives ACCF Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Cardiac Care
Methodist Charlton Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) NCDR ACTION Registry®–GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014, one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
Methodist Charlton cardiology team members (from left) Brandy Butler, and Danielle Martin, PCIU; Chief of Cardiology Roberto Wayhs, MD; Director Cardiology Services Ingrid Kindipan; EMS Liaison Dudley Wilcoxson; and Justin Flowers and Jackie Hachtel, cadiac cath lab, celebrate recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
The award signifies that Methodist Charlton has reached an aggressive goal of treating patients according to the high standards outlined by the ACCF and American Heart Association.
“It is an honor for Methodist Charlton to be included among the recipients of the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for two successive years,” says Ingrid Kindipan, MSN, RN, CCRN, director of cardiology services at Methodist Charlton. “The award reflects the commitment of our team of dedicated physicians, nurses and leaders to quality patient care. In many ways, it is also an affirmation of our organization’s mission to improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care.”
To receive the Achievement Award, Methodist Charlton consistently followed the treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures.
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.