Cox South and Cox Branson have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019. They are two of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
“Providing the best care for patients as possible is a top priority for us,” says Becky Watts, administrative director of Cardiovascular Services at CoxHealth. “This award is nice to receive, but it pales in comparison to the real reward, which is being able to make a difference in patients’ lives.”
The award recognizes the hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that the hospitals 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.
To receive the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, the hospitals demonstrated a sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for four 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.