Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Heart Hospital is among the best in the nation for treating patients who have had a heart attack. Saint Francis received the ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology NCDR ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ for the fifth consecutive year. Saint Francis Medical Center has earned this prestigious heart care recognition for five years straight — and is one of only 223 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor in 2016.
In order to receive the award, Saint Francis met rigorous standards of treatment for eight consecutive quarters, scoring 90 percent or better. “The standards are meant to guide hospitals both in treating heart attack patients and in working with them to prevent another incident,” says interventional cardiologist Duc T. Nguyen, DO, at Saint Francis Medical Center.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 700,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack each year. This Platinum Performance Achievement Award recognizes hospitals that have consistently saved lives and improved outcomes in heart attack patients.