Franciscan Health wins award for heart attack treatment

Franciscan Health wins award for heart attack treatment

Franciscan Health has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶   MI Registry for two consecutive years, in 2019 and 2020, and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients. “As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Franciscan Health has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with acute myocardial infarction,” said Michael C. Kontos, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, Franciscan Health has demonstrated a commitment to providing 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. 


Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk heart attack patients. “Successful treatment of heart attack patients requires optimal cooperation, coordination and expertise of departments across our institution, including our Emergency Department and Heart and Vascular Institute,” said Allan M. Spooner, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields president and CEO. “This award is a testament to the dedication and performance of physicians, nurses and staff throughout Franciscan Health Olympia Fields.”

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