(May 22, 2018,  Jackson, Miss.) St. Dominic Hospital is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Achievement Award for 2018.

The award recognizes St. Dominic’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The award signifies that St. Dominic’s 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 ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, St. Dominic’s has demonstrated sustained achievement in the ACTION 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.

ACTION 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.”

“Earning the ACC’s Action Registry Performance Achievement Award is an honor,” said Christy McGregor, MSN, RN, Director of Cardiovascular Programs at St. Dominic’s. “I am very thankful for every team member who makes this possible, including the staff of our emergency room, cath lab, nursing units, cardiac rehab and our data coordinators.  Our multi-disciplinary team continues to show a commitment in providing the highest quality of care for our patients experiencing acute heart attacks. St. Dominic’s still continues to lead in heart attack care in our state.”

 

About St. Dominic’s

St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.

St. Dominic Hospital is a 571-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, Mississippi serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 employees inclusive of nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through more than seven decades, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Experience Everytime.

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