Reston Hospital Center among nation's top performing hospitals for treatment of heart attack patients
Reston Hospital Center is one of 262 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain ̶MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023.
American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain ̶MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award recognizes sustained, high level performance in quality of care
Reston, VA – Reston Hospital Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023. Reston Hospital Center is one of only 262 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes Reston Hospital Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Reston Hospital 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.
To receive the Chest Pain ̶MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Reston Hospital Center has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for two consecutive years (2021 and 2022), and performed 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.
“It is an honor to award Reston Hospital Center with the Platinum Performance Award for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee. “The receipt of this award indicates that Reston Hospital Center remains committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care.”
“As an American College of Surgeons-accredited chest pain center, our board-certified cardiologists and staff use advanced technology and processes to provide superior cardiovascular services. We are proud to have earned this additional Platinum Achievement for our hardwired, collaborative methods put in place to attain the best level of care for our patients,” said Laura-Anne Cleveland, BSN, RN, MBA-HA, CEN, chief nursing officer, Reston Hospital Center. “This is really a testament to the focus and professionalism of our entire team.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 800,000 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.