The American Heart Association (AHA), along with the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, have recognized Baptist Health Floyd with a GWTG (Get with the Guidelines) Silver Performance Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given to hospitals that demonstrate sustained achievement of performance measures in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack, through the implementation of ACTION Registry® – GWTG™ and application of American College of Cardiology/AHA clinical guideline recommendations. Baptist Health Floyd is among 488 hospitals across the nation that were recently named award winners.
This risk-adjusted, outcomes-based, quality improvement program focuses on STEMI and non–STEMI patients to establish a national standard for understanding treatment patterns, clinical outcomes, drug safety and the overall quality of care provided. By working together under a shared set of guidelines and closing communication gaps about patient outcomes, the professionals within a STEMI system of care can save lives and improve the health of the communities they serve.