St. Luke’s recognized for its treatment of heart attack patients

UnityPoint Health

UnityPoint Health–St. Luke’s Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022.

The award recognizes St. Luke’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that St. Luke’s 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 this award, St. Luke’s has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶   MI Registry for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“The receipt of this award indicates that St. Luke’s remains committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care,” said Dr. Michael Kontos, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

“This accreditation is much-deserved recognition for our exceptional team of health care providers at St. Luke’s,” said Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, UnityPoint Health–St. Luke’s Cardiology. “We know minutes count when it comes to surviving a heart attack. That’s why our team is constantly raising the bar when it comes to diagnosing and treating heart attacks. We know it could mean the difference between life and death.”

St. Luke’s is one of only 240 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.