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CCH Among Nation’s Top Performing Health Care Organizations for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

CCH Among Nation’s Top Performing Health Care Organizations for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Award recognizes high standards of patient care

GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health (CCH) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. CCH’s Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes CCH’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that CCH 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.

“By participating in the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR registry Campbell County Health works to ensure that the care provided to our patients is of the highest quality,” said Nicholas Stamato, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Cardiologist at Campbell County Medical Group Cardiology clinic. “Patients can be assured that programs like CCH’s cardiac program meet the highest national standards. This Chest Pain-MI Platinum Award is the highest honor possible for a health care organization of our size. The entire team—from Emergency Medical Services to the CCMH Emergency Department, Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Intensive Care Unit, Medical/Surgical Unit, and the CCMG Cardiology clinic—takes great pride in this award.”

To receive the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, CCH has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020), and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust 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, CCH 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, MD, FACC, 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, CCH 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. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

If you have heart issues or a family history of heart disease, Cardiology is part of the services full-time in Gillette. CCH's highly skilled cardiologists at the Campbell County Medical Group Cardiology clinic are here at all times to care for patients and our cardiac cath lab allows us to provide care quickly during an emergency. And, we can help get you back to your daily routine after a heart incident with our Cardiac Rehabilitation program. To learn more about our Cardiology program, please call the clinic at 307.688.3700 or visit www.cchwyo.org/heart.

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.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit www.acc.org.

Picture: Anisa Stepanski, RN, is with patient is Shawn Eason, who received a pacemaker from Dr. Nick Stamato.