Methodist Dallas Medical Center was recently recognized for its success in implementing a higher standard for heart attack patients. Methodist Dallas earned the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. This award recognizes ACTION Registry-GWTG (Get With The Guidelines) Premier participating hospitals that have earned performance score composites of 90% or better in the treatment of heart attack patients for eight consecutive quarters.
The award highlights Methodist Dallas’ commitment to treating patients according to the high standards outlined by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association.
“We’re proud to receive the ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the second year in a row,” says Michael Driscoll, RN, BSN, CCRN. “We feel this exemplifies Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s teamwork and dedication to improve and save lives through compassionate quality healthcare.”
The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 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.
Calvert Collins-Bratton spent ten years on TV as a broadcast journalist in Columbia, Missouri, Omaha, Las Vegas, and Dallas-Fort Worth. She recently joined Methodist Health System as the Public Relations Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri and enjoys traveling, walking, watching football (especially her Mizzou Tigers) and spending time with her husband and toddler daughter, Vivienne.