MU's University Hospital awarded for cardiac care
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Health Care said Friday University Hospital received an award for its cardiac care.
MU Health Care said the American College of Cardiology awarded the hospital its ACTION Registry-Get with the Guidelines Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015.
The hospital is one of 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the award, which is given to institutions for high performance in caring for heart attack patients, according the MU Health Care.
The award means University Hospital sustained a performance measure score composite of 90 percent or better in the treatment of heart attack patients over a 12-month period.
Dr. William Fay, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, said of the award, "It reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff and physicians who care for some of our most seriously ill patients."
According to an MU Health Care news release, some of the guidelines for treating heart attack patients include, "administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking-cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation."
ACTION Registry-Get with the Guidelines is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.