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Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTGTM Gold Performance Achievement Award
Date:11/17/2009

Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2009 - one of only 121 hospitals nationwide to do so.

Jackson, Miss. (Vocus) November 16, 2009 -- Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2009 - one of only 121 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Baptist's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that Baptist has reached an aggressive goal of treating coronary artery disease patients with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry-GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award, Baptist consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry-GWTG for 24 consecutive months. These include aggressive use of medications like cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, and anticoagulants in the hospital.

"The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Baptist for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols," said Christopher Cannon, MD, ACTION Registry-GWTG Steering Committee Chairperson and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcome
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