The American College of Cardiology has again recognized Goshen Hospital as a leader in heart attack care for the twelfth year in a row. The hospital is one of 262 hospitals nationwide to receive the Platinum Performance Achievement Award for excellence in heart attack care.
“Our providers depend on clinical guidelines every day to save people’s lives and minimize the damage a heart attack can cause,” said Randy Christophel, President and CEO of Goshen Health. “We’re proud of how our team works together to provide the highest level of care to make a difference to the people of our community.”
The award recognizes Goshen Hospital’s success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients by following the clinical guidelines of the American College of Cardiology to achieve superior outcomes and lower mortality.
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 blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include providing aspirin upon arrival and discharge; timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery; counseling to help patients quit smoking; and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.