Butler Memorial Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Butler Memorial Hospital is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Butler Memorial Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that they have 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, Butler Memorial Hospital 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.

“As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Butler Memorial Hospital has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with acute myocardial infarction,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, Butler Health System has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations.”

“On behalf of the BHS Heart Team, we are very proud to be selected for this prestigious achievement award. It is particularly satisfying in that we were 1 of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. It is not easy to achieve and sustain this level of quality and success in treating our heart attack patient’s and can only be accomplished with an institutional commitment to excellence and the tireless efforts of the entire Heart Team.” – Richard Begg, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line.

For nearly 120 years, Butler Health System’s flagship, Butler Memorial Hospital has maintained its independence and has continued to grow to meet the needs of a 7-county region. The 294-bed hospital, along with numerous outpatient locations for lab, imaging, cardiology testing, and over 50 primary and specialty physician offices throughout Butler, Armstrong, Clarion, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties comprise Butler Health System.

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