Goshen, Ind., September 5, 2017 – Patients having heart attacks at Goshen Hospital receive the highest standard of care than at other hospitals in Northern Indiana, according to the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The NCDR recognized Goshen Hospital with its GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. Goshen Hospital is the only hospital in Northern Indiana to achieve this distinction and one of 195 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes hospitals that consistently demonstrate excellence in heart attack care by delivering timely, appropriate, safe and “defect-free” care.
“For the past 6 years Goshen Hospital has been the safest hospital in our region to provide heart attack care and this award recognizes that,” said Ram Khattri Chettri MBA-HCM, MS, MATS, NP-C, RN, director of heart and vascular services, Goshen Heart & Vascular Center. “This award showcases the excellent, defect-free heart attack care we provide to our community.”
Goshen Hospital has been awarded the platinum award for the sixth consecutive year. To receive the award, Goshen Hospital consistently followed treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive rolling quarters over seven years and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures to receive this 2017 award.
A heart attack occurs when a blood clot forms in arteries that supply blood and nourishment to the heart, partially or completely blocking blood flow to the heart muscle. Goshen Hospital follows treatment guidelines that include:
- Administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge
- Prompt EKG testing
- Quick restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery
- Smoking cessation counseling
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Medication changes and cholesterol monitoring
At Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, doctors work together to provide the best patient care. Cardiologists, along with Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Department physicians and colleagues and the cardiovascular lab operate as one team from first medical contact to coronary intervention. The heart attack system of care is dedicated to delivering fast, indicated, safe and defect-free heart attack care in our community.