For 3rd Year in a Row Aurora BayCare Receives ACTION Registry Platinum Award

ACTION Registry Platinum award recognizes high standards of cardiac patient care

Green Bay, Wis. – Aurora BayCare Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. Aurora BayCare Medical Center is one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor.

The ACTION Registry Performance Achievement Award recognizes the commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for patients who have suffered a heart attack. For the third year in a row, the Aurora BayCare Medical Center has demonstrated its strong commitment to following the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines and recommendations.

In order to receive the Platinum Performance award, Aurora BayCare Medical Center has demonstrated continuous success in the ACTION Registry Premier for eight consecutive quarters. Aurora BayCare has also performed at the top level of standard in specific categories and implemented quality improvement measures in order to achieve the best quality care for its patients.

It is estimated that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

“Aurora BayCare Medical Center has shown it is a leader in implementing standards of care and protocols for its patients. By meeting the requirements set forth in the registry and establishing a culture of providing guideline-recommended therapy, Aurora BayCare Medical Center is saving lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD MPH, FACC, ACTION Registry Chair and Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center; and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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 venture 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-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

BayCare Clinic, www.baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

ACTION Registry . ACTION Registry  empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes 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.

The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.

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