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Goshen Heart & Vascular Center earns three stars

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The Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) has awarded Goshen Heart & Vascular Center three stars for active participation in the Registry Participation Program.

The mission of the SVS VQI is to improve patient safety and the quality of vascular care delivery by providing web-based collection, aggregation and analysis of clinical data for all patients undergoing specific vascular treatments.

The participation awards program began in 2016 to encourage and recognize active participation in the registries program. Participating centers can earn up to three stars based on actions that lead to better patient care, including:
  • The completeness of long-term, follow-up reporting
  • Physician attendance at semi-annual meetings of a regional quality group
  • Initiation of quality improvement activities based on VQI data
  • The number of vascular registries in which the center participates
VQI’s registries contain demographic, clinical, procedural and outcomes data from more than 670,000 vascular procedures performed in the U.S. and Canada. All participants receive regular performance reports so they can use their data to support quality improvement initiatives.

“Our vascular care team uses multidisciplinary collaboration between surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists working together through weekly case conferences; sharing offices and procedures; and following guideline therapies closely. We voluntarily submit our patient care and outcomes data to the national registry to measure the effectiveness of our programs and improve our long-term patient care, reducing complications and expenses. Our long-term followup outcomes for vascular patients are among the best in the nation,” said Ram Khattri Chettri, MBA-HCM, MATS, MS, FNP-C, RN, Service Line Administrator of Heart and Vascular Services.

“Hard-working, dedicated organizations such as Goshen Heart & Vascular Center are key to the success of the vascular registries,” said VQI Medical Director Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen. “The work we do to build and maintain the registries for researcher use is crucial to health and outcomes for vascular patients. Like the old saying says, ‘if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.’”
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