As the leader in cardiovascular medicine, the cardiovascular program at the Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center has combined cutting-edge technology with compassion. The center is unrivaled in cardiovascular intervention and treatment throughout Kansas. Cardiologists at the Cotton-O’Neil Heart Center have been recruited from some of the most renowned training programs in the world, and the team of cardiovascular caregivers is continuously improving capabilities and compliance scores. For example:
Stormont-Vail HealthCare Receives Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack Response
Stormont-Vail HealthCare received the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry - Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012. The achievement is completed by fewer than 164 hospitals nationwide. The award recognizes Stormont-Vail for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that Stormont-Vail has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart attack patients at recommended levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier for a minimum of two years, and met a performance standard of at least 90 percent for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, which helps ensure drug safety monitoring and the overall quality of care. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.
"Because the number of heart attack patients is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidences of heart disease and an aging population, it is instrumental to maintain an exceptional response time when a heart attack patient calls 911," said Joe Hopeck, administrative director, cardiovascular service line, Stormont-Vail HealthCare. "We have been focused on improving the quality of cardiovascular response times for a decade and being part of the ACTION Registry-GWTG database allows us to track our times with other hospitals across the nation."
Life Line Screenings
Stormont-Vail HealthCare is working with Life Line Screening, the leading provider of community-based health screening services in the United States, to promote important preventative screenings to the local community. The screenings look for risk factors related to stroke, carotid artery disease, irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis. To find a screening location near you, visit www.lifelinescreening.com
The Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center cares for people throughout northeast Kansas. To learn more about our services, call (785) 270-4000.