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Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

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Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus was recently recognized with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Silver Award for 2020. Jeanes is one of only 124 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care for heart attack patients, according to the ACC/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

“The Silver Performance Achievement Award provides important validation from the American College of Cardiology about the quality of care and clinical outcomes for heart patients at Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus,” said Marc P. Hurowitz, DO, MBA, FAAFP, executive director of Jeanes. “This honor and the tremendous work it reflects is a testament to the dedication and excellence of all of our physicians and staff.”

Jeanes received the Silver Performance Achievement Award by exhibiting consistent achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for four consecutive quarters in 2019 and distinctive achievement in other performance measures.

“It’s a huge accomplishment for the hospital and it’s a testament to all the hard work that we put in to making sure the patients meet the door-to-balloon time of 90 minutes,” said Joanne Quinn, MSN, RN, nurse manager of the Cardiac Cath Lab / EP Lab at Jeanes. “It’s not just the cath lab, but the emergency room too, that helps us get these patients done. We’re giving patients the highest quality of cardiovascular care.”

According to the ACC, the Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry mission focuses on “empowering health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines” and establishing “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.”

“As a Silver Performance Award recipient, Jeanes has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with acute myocardial infarction,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee.

“By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, Jeanes has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations,” he added.