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Johns Hopkins Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Award for Cardiac Care - 09/28/2015

Johns Hopkins Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Award for Cardiac Care

Release Date: September 28, 2015

Johns Hopkins Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. Johns Hopkins is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes Johns Hopkins’ commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Hopkins has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry — GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Hopkins consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures.

“The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association commend Johns Hopkins Hospital for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” said James Jollis, M.D., ACTION Registry-GWTG chair and professor of medicine and radiology at Duke University Hospital.

“This recognition is a wonderful endorsement of the outstanding care provided to patients with heart attacks at Johns Hopkins,” said Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. “This is a remarkable example of a system of care that involves providers including nurses, technologists and physicians across several departments, including Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Surgery. 

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