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Carle BroMenn Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Carle BroMenn Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
Carle BroMenn Medical Center is excited to announce receiving the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. Carle BroMenn is one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor, which recognizes high standards of patient care.
The award recognizes Carle BroMenn’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that Carle BroMenn met an aggressive goal of treating patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

“Carle Health is committed to providing high-quality healthcare and we are proud of the continued success of our cardiac program at Carle BroMenn,” Colleen Kannaday, president of Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital. “When someone comes through our doors, our goal is to provide them with care and treatment that rivals other top-performers in the country.”
To receive the Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Carle BroMenn demonstrates sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶   MI Registry for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) and performs 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.

“The renewal of this award highlights our continued adherence to a high standard of care over the last severalbraastad-robert.jpg years,” Robert Braastad, MD, cardiology at Carle BroMenn Medical Center said. “Care at this level takes the dedication and cooperation of many members of the medical team in the Bloomington-Normal Region workingat an all-national guidelines level of care with patients experiencing acute cardiac events. From the excellent EMT personnel who have initial contact in the care of the patient; to the emergency department nurses and physicians who are aggressively vigilant in caring for the patient with a heart attack or near heart attack; to the personnel involved in cardiology, including the Cardiology staff and physicians who are dedicated to providing extremely high levels of care in an expeditious but caring manner -- everyone working in harmony.”

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. 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.

Visit Carle Health for more information about cardiovascular services available at its extensive network of hospitals.

Categories: Culture of Quality

Tags: awards, Bloomington-Normal, cardiology, disease, heart

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Carle BroMenn Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients