Meridian Park Medical Center

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Legacy Meridian Park offers the personal touch of a community hospital with sophisticated, specialized services of a larger hospital.

Legacy Meridian Park honored for cardiac care

Legacy Meridian Park is among a handful of hospitals nationwide to receive an achievement award for cardiac care from the American College of Cardiology.

The organization’s ACTION Registry*-GWTG Silver awards recognize hospitals that have implemented a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The award signifies that Meridian Park reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients.

Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation.

To receive the award, the care teams were required to meet stringent standards for such metrics as door-to-first-ECG time of 10 minutes or less. They also performed outreach to schools and community groups to educate the public on the importance of calling 911 when there are signs of a heart attack (rather than patients driving themselves to the hospital).

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