CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE GOLD PERFORMANCE AWARD
Third Consecutive Year
In recognition of its compliance with best-practice clinical guidelines in cardiac care, South Nassau Hospital has been awarded a Gold Performance Achievement Award in coronary artery disease from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines® program.
This marks the third consecutive year that South Nassau has earned the gold award.
The ACTION Registry–GWTG is a quality-improvement program that helps hospitals provide cardiac and stroke care in accordance with the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Hospitals are recognized for performance achievement if at least 85 percent of their cardiac or stroke patients are treated and discharged according to the ACTION Registry-GWTG guidelines and recommendations.
Research has shown that 80,000 lives can be saved annually if the program's recommended guidelines for coronary artery disease are implemented nationwide. Today, nearly 2,000 hospitals use one or more of the program's modules.
"While this honor is a reflection of South Nassau's consistency in achieving high standards in the treatment of coronary artery disease, what it means to the communities we serve is that when residents need expert cardiac care, they need to look no further than South Nassau," said Robert Kramer, M.D., chair of the department of medicine and assistant medical director.
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