Aurora BayCare Medical Center Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR© ACTION Registry© – GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award
October 3, 2012
Green Bay, Wis. – Aurora BayCare has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry - GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 – one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so.
The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. To receive this recognition, Aurora BayCare met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures for eight consecutive quarters.
ACTION Registry – GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines. It establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease.
"Being one of only 164 hospitals in the whole country to receive this recognition really says something about the heart care we provide at Aurora BayCare," said Dan Meyer, Aurora BayCare President. "We are proud of our performance and we strive to continue to make improvements and take advantage of the latest technologies available to provide the best care possible."
ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay's east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for more than 30 years.