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Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has earned the American College of Cardiology’s 2020 Chest Pain – MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, making it one of only 124 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

“The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that we have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations,” said Cheryl Crozier, director of quality and performance excellence. “We are thrilled to earn this recognition, as it underscores the excellent care our staff delivers day after day.”

To receive the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, St. Joseph Medical Center had to demonstrate sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for four consecutive quarters during 2019 and perform with distinction in 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.

St. Joseph Medical Center, which recently earned recertification as a Primary Stroke Center and earned renewal of its Disease Specific Care Certification for Advanced Heart Failure, also has received the highest awards for stroke care and advanced heart failure care from the American Heart Association for 2020:

  • Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Mission: Lifeline – STEMI Receiving Center – GOLD

To learn more about St. Joseph Medical Center’s award-winning heart care, visit the website.

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