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Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center Is One of Only 73 U.S. Hospitals to Receive Cardiology Award

Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center Is One of Only 73 U.S. Hospitals to Receive Cardiology Award

Chicago (Aug. 29, 2012) — Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center is one of only 73 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2012. The award recognizes Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that the medical center has 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.

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry–GWTG for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).

“The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” said Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, ACTION Registry-GWTG Steering Committee Chair and Director of Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center and James Jollis, MD, FACC, ACTION Registry-GWTG Co-Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hospital.

“The time is right for Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center to be focused on improving the quality of cardiovascular care by implementing ACTION Registry–GWTG. The number of acute myocardial infarction patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidence of heart disease and a large aging population,” agree David L. Fishman, M.D., and Shirish Shah, M.D., joint co-section chief of cardiology, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.

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About ACTION Registry
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. ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers healthcare 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 STEMI and NSTEMI patients.

About Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (OLR) is a premier medical center on Chicago’s northwest side and is located at 5645 W. Addison St. The hospital specializes in adult medical and surgical services and is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, emergency services, primary care, surgical services and rehabilitation services. Visit our website at olr.reshealth.org.

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health
OLR is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Healthservices. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit www.provenaresurrection.org to learn more.

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