Charlton Wins Award for Heart Attack Care


DALLAS, TX – 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).
“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.