St. Dominic recognized by national organization for heart attack care

St. Dominic Hospital is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019.

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

“I would like to thank all our cardiac care providers for their hard work and collaboration in order to achieve this elite award,” said Christy McGregor, director of Cardiovascular Programs at St. Dominic’s. “It speaks volume about our multi-disciplinary commitment in providing exceptional cardiac care for our patients. The cardiovascular landscape in the state of Mississippi has improved because of our efforts at St. Dominic’s. I hope this award encourages our team and affirms that their work and dedication make a difference in our patients’ lives.”

To receive the Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, St. Dominic’s has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain-MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards 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.

“By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, St. Dominic’s has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

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.

St. Dominic’s is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.

St. Dominic Hospital is a 571-bed tertiary care hospital serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 employees inclusive of nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers.

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