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2013 - Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.
The Joint Commission has awarded St. Anthony Hospital the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. This advanced certification, developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, recognizes the select group of hospitals with the state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training necessary to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes.
2013 - Chest Pain Center Accreditation.
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care, has awarded the hospital its
Chest Pain Center Accreditation
. The award followed a rigorous evaluation of the hospital's cardiac care outcomes, processes, collaboration with prehospital providers and its and ability to provide 24/7 interventions. By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Anthony Hospital has enhanced the quality of care for the acute coronary syndrome (ACS patient) and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards.
2013 - Mission: LifeLine Receiving Center Accreditation.
The American Heart Association has awarded St. Anthony Hospital its Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. The accreditation program recognizes centers that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. The recognition followed stringent on-site reviews by accreditation specialists from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
2014 - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association "Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award."
The award recognizes St.Anthony Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of
by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
Target Stroke Honor Roll -
Target: Stroke is a national quality improvement campaign created by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to improve outcomes for ischemic stroke patients by helping hospitals achieve door-to-needle (DTN) times of 60 minutes or less. This award acknowledges St.Anthony Hospital for accomplishing this goal.
*The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines "Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes in addition to achieving IV rt-PA door to needle times = 60 minutes in 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients (minimum of 6) during one calendar quarter.
2013 - Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
This award signifies that St. Anthony Hospital has reached an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the AHA/American College of Cardiology.
Evidence confirms that the quick and efficient use of guideline procedures can improve the quality of care for heart failure patients, save lives and ultimately, reduce health care costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks.
2013 - American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® Gold Quality Achievement Award.
, the right treatment at the right time can be a matter of life and death. That's why St. Anthony Hospital is proud to be recognized for our performance in Mission: Lifeline®, an American Heart Association program that helps ensure prompt emergency cardiac treatment based on the latest scientific guidelines. This outstanding accomplishment recognizes St. Anthony Hospital's efforts to consistently meet the highest standards for diagnosis and treatment of STEMI heart attack care.
*The American Heart Association recognizes St. Anthony Hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.
2012 - American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR® ACTION Registry® GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award
To receive the ACTION Registry--;GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, St. Anthony Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry--;GWTG for 8 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).
The Joint Commission
- St. Anthony Hospital has been awarded Disease Specific Certification for Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure and Stroke Care by The Joint Commission. Receiving this Gold Seal of Approval signals that the hospital's stroke and cardiovascular related programs, associates and physicians are leaders in the Rocky Mountain Region.
St. Anthony Hospital has earned the following awards from Healthgrades, the online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals:
The 2014 Healthgrades recognition is based on hospital performance at more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions from 2010 through 2012.
The Lantern Award
- The Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award designation recognizes an emergency department's commitment to quality, safety, a healthy work environment, and innovation in nursing practice and emergency care. Emergency departments that receive the Lantern Award designation exemplify a culture of excellence in emergency care, including strong leadership, practice credibility, and workplace recognition. To qualify for the Lantern Award, an emergency department applicant must complete a comprehensive application that includes performance metrics, narratives, and exemplar responses.
NAPBC Accreditation -
St. Anthony Hospital holds the gold standard for breast center accreditation that evaluates strengths across a wide spectrum of services including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, support staff, staging, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, the quality of the multidisciplinary team and genetic counseling. To receive accreditation, breast centers must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance and adherence to NAPBC standards. Based on these stringent, nationally recognized, evidence-based quality measures, accreditation is granted only to those centers that commit to providing the best possible comprehensive care to patients with diseases of the breast.
ACR Accreditation -
St. Anthony Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in both mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery
- St. Anthony Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery® from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for demonstrating better overall quality of care and patient results in
. To earn this designation, St. Anthony Hospital was evaluated based on an objective, evidence-based selection criteria established with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. The goal of Blue Distinction is to identify medical facilities that deliver better overall quality and medical outcomes for a specific area of specialty care, helping patients and doctors to make more informed hospital choices.
See Blue Distinction for Spine Surgery news release.
*The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving at least two years of 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines
program quality indicators to improve quality of patient care outcomes.
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