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Methodist Charlton, Methodist Dallas Presented Platinum Awards for Heart Attack Care at National AHA Meeting
12/12/2013
American Heart Association Cardiovascular Registry Award
Representing Methodist Charlton at the
Scientific Sessions national meeting are
(from left) Kendall Huff; Suzanne Hunt;
Margaret Julian, Ingrid Kindipan;
Dudley Wilcoxson; and Roberto Wayhs, MD.

Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas were presented Platinum Performance Achievement awards for excellence in heart attack care at the recent American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions national meeting in Dallas.

They are two of only 197 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award, which recognizes a hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

The award signifies that Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients at standard levels of care as outlined by the ACC and AHA clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the award, Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for 8 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to  ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).

American Heart Association Cardiovascular Registry Award
Representing Methodist Dallas at the
Scientific Sessions national meeting are
(front row, from left) Amy Velasquez,
Abi Provence, Michelle Escamilla, and Chris
Murray; (back row) Mike Driscoll;
Edwin Olson, MD; Joben Rieth; and D J Jones.

“Methodist Health System’s commitment to saving the lives of heart attack patients in our community and providing the highest quality of cardiovascular care has clearly been demonstrated by Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton joining together to receive this award,” says Amy Velasquez, NCDR registry coordinator for Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas.

The AHA Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States, with more 18,000 cardiovascular experts from more than 105 countries attending the meeting.
Note to editor: Photos available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/Photo-AHA-Registry

About Methodist Health System
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, Methodist Midlothian Health 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.

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