Four Sanford medical centers are among the nation’s top performing hospitals for treatment of heart attack patients, according to the American College of Cardiology.
Sanford Medical Center Bismarck, Sanford Medical Center Fargo and Sanford USD Medical Center have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023. Sanford Bemidji Medical Center received the Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2023.
“This award is a reflection of our commitment of our team’s relentless pursuit of excellence, as they continue to raise the bar in delivering timely, evidence-based care and saving lives,” said Paul Burud, executive director, cardiology, Sanford Fargo.
“This recognition reinforces our shared mission to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our community. Together, we will remain steadfast in our pursuit of the highest standard of care, as we strive to provide hope and healing to every heart that seeks our assistance.”
The award recognizes Sanford’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that Sanford medical centers have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
“It is an honor to award Sanford Medical Center Fargo with the Platinum Performance Award for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
“The receipt of this award indicates that Sanford Health remains committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year.
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