Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Baptist Health honored for cardiac care

Staff report

Heart attack treatment at Baptist Health Paducah was recently named among the nation's best by the American College of Cardiology.

Baptist Health is one of 197 hospitals nationwide to receive the National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Registryâ “Get With the Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines.

To receive the award, the hospital followed treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures, such as the time it takes to open a blocked artery.

For people suffering heart attacks, it means that Baptist Health Paducah has a track record of prompt and appropriate treatment to save lives, said Chest Pain Coordinator Trish Edwards. She said the recognition will grow more important as heart disease continues to affect more people.

Heart care at Baptist Health Paducah received previous Get with the Guidelines recognitions in 2013 and 2012 for ensuring cardiac arrest patients get timely CPR, defibrillation or other appropriate treatment within minutes.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha a4434e3c89564967bba592488fb413dc
Top Classifieds
  • AKC Papered Lab Pups For Sale! 7 week ... Details
  • PILLOWTOP Mattress Sets, NEW in plast ... Details
  • RUNNING, fixable, junk vehicles, equi ... Details
  • Corner Lot, 1 acre Kevil $16,500 2704 ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't buy p ... Details
  • 1963 Chev. Bel-Air, 2 dr post, 327 5 ... Details
  • StarCraft V-bottom 16 ft. wide & ... Details
This Week In Photos
Most Popular
  1. Readers would welcome more human interest stories
  2. EXAMPLE? Syria deal outcome not a good sign
  3. On television
  1. Woman's body recovered after flood
  2. Police warn of Facebook scam
  3. Ex-police diver's son drowns
  1. Readers would welcome more human interest stories
  2. EXAMPLE? Syria deal outcome not a good sign
  3. On television
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...