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RMCBP Receives National Cardiovascular Data Registry® Action Registry®-GWTG™ Performance Award

March 02, 2012

Hudson, FL –Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that it has received the National Cardiovascular Data Registry® ACTION Registry® - Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) Gold performance award. This award signifies that Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has reached an aggressive goal of treating coronary artery disease patients with 85% compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. The award states that Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has received the award “for the demonstration of achievement by sustaining performance measures in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction patients through the implementation of Action Registry® - Get With The Guidelines™ an in-hospital initiation of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Guideline recommendations.

To achieve this award hospitals must consistently follow the treatment guidelines of Action Registry® - GWTG™ for at least 24 consecutive months in order to achieve a Gold Performance Achievement Award. These guidelines include aggressive use of medications including: 

  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Beta-blockers
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Aspirin
  • Anti-coagulants

The National Cardiovascular Data Registry is the most comprehensive, outcomes-based quality improvement program in the United States, encompassing both hospital-based registries and practice-based program. As a trusted, patient-centered resource, the NCDR is uniquely positioned to help participating facilities and other medical professionals identify and close gaps in quality care; reduce wasteful and inefficient care variations; and implement effective, continuous quality improvement processes.

For more information about the National Cardiovascular Data Registry go to www.NCDR.com.


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