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May 11, 2022

Wadley Regional Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Silver Award recognizes sustained, high level performance in quality of care
 

TEXARKANA, TX, May 10, 2022 – Wadley Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2022. Wadley is one of only 85 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes Wadley’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Wadley 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 Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, Wadley has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶   MI Registry for four consecutive quarters during 2021 and performed with distinction in specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“It is an honor to award Wadley Regional Medical Center with the Silver 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 Wadley 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 estimates that over 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a 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.

 

The Chest Pain – MI Registry is the most trusted source for outcomes-based, continuous quality improvement which makes us even more honored to be recognized.  This is a testament to the pure determination and dedication of our physicians and staff to give the best care possible to our patients who are having a heart attack” proudly says Sher Fomby, NP, director of the Cardiovascular Program at Wadley Regional Medical Center. “This is the first of many steps for us, just as we have excelled in our care of the Stroke patient, we are driven to continue to positively impact patient outcomes for heart attack patients.” 

 

Chest Pain  ̶  MI 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.

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About Wadley Regional Medical Center

Wadley Regional Medical Center (WRMC), in partnership with physician owners and part of Steward Health Care, is a full service, general acute care hospital currently located in downtown Texarkana, TX. WRMC has been providing a wide range of health care services to greater Texarkana area residents for more than 122 years with a mission to provide comprehensive accessible medical care to the communities we serve. Offering a full range of services including, 24-hour emergency care, Level III Trauma Center, certified Primary Stroke Center, obstetrics and a Level II NICU, intensive care, general medical and surgical offerings, and a full complement of outpatient diagnostics, WRMC is fully accredited by DNV and certified by Medicare. To learn more, go to www.wadleyhealth.org. 

 

About The American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 56,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.