NCDR® ACTION Registry® GWTG™ Performance Awards

National Cardiovascular Data Registry®Holston Valley Medical Center is a 2011 National Cardiovascular Data Registry® ACTION Registry® - GWTG™ Gold Performance Achievement Award winner, and Bristol Regional Medical Center is a 2011 Silver Performance Achievement Award winner after participating for twelve consecutive months.

The awards signify that these hospitals have reached an aggressive goal of treating coronary artery disease patients with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

Holston Valley and Bristol Regional – hospitals in Wellmont Health System's Level One Heart Attack Network – are also recipients of the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Performance Award. Receiving hospitals earn bronze award level recognition for achieving 85 percent or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality indicators for consecutive 90-day intervals and 75 percent or higher compliance on all quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

Quality criteria

Hospitals must consistently follow the treatment guidelines of ACTION Registry® - GWTG™ for at least 24 consecutive months in order to receive a Gold Performance Achievement Award.

These guidelines include aggressive use of medications, including:

  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Beta-blockers
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Aspirin
  • Anti-coagulants

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