Hospital receives national award for chest pain treatment

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognized Columbus Regional Health for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Columbus Regional was awarded the Platinum Performance Achievement Award, based on its ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

The hospital is one of 212 nationwide to receive the award. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to have atypical symptoms. Other heart attack symptoms include, but are not limited to, tingling or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck or jaw, shortness of breath, cold sweat, unusual tiredness, heartburn-like feeling, nausea or vomiting, sudden dizziness and fainting.

To receive the Platinum Performance Achievement Award, CRH demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶   MI Registry for at least two consecutive years (2019 and 2020), and performed at the highest level for 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.

About the American College of Cardiology
The ACC 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 52,000 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 ACC 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. 

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