Jane Phillips Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Bartlesville, Okla. (August 17, 2017) - Jane Phillips Medical Center and St. John Clinic Cardiology in Bartlesville have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. Jane Phillips is one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes Jane Phillips’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Jane Phillips 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.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

To receive the ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Jane Phillips 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.

“As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Jane Phillips has shown it is a leader in implementing standards of care and protocols for its patients,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, Chair, ACTION Registry; Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center; and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. “By meeting the requirements set forth in the registry and establishing a culture of providing guideline recommended therapy, Jane Phillips is saving lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.”

“Our ability to exceed the national average is due to our dedicated associates,” said Stan DeFehr, MD, St. John Clinic Cardiology. “We also could not achieve this without the support of our local and regional emergency medical services, the medical staff, and our entire emergency department. It is a true team effort in caring for our 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.

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