Deirdre Daniels with High Point Medical Center Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry®–GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award
High Point, NC – Deirdre Daniels, data entry technician in the CardiovascularDepartment at High Point Medical Center, received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012. The award recognizes Deirdre’s and High Point Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that High Point Medical Center 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. High Point Medical Center was one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so.
To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, High Point Medical Center 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. 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).
“The time is right for High Point Medical Center to be focused on improving the quality of cardiovascular care by implementing ACTION Registry–GWTG and we commend Deirdre in her efforts, “said Jeffrey S. Miller, president. The number of acute myocardial infarction patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidence of heart disease and a large aging population.”
About High Point Medical Center:
As part of a not-for-profit Health System governed by a volunteer, community-based board of trustees, High Point Medical Center offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient care. High Point Medical Center, the largest piece of the Health System, offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients and has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women's Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center. In January 2012, High Point Medical Center entered into a clinical relationship with Duke Medicine to collaborate on heart and cancer care services.
High Point Medical Center’s mission is to provide exceptional health services to the people of this region. For more information, visit www.highpointregional.com.
About ACTION Registry–GWTG
It 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. ACTION Registry-GWTG 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 STEMI and NSTEMI patients.