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Metro Health Hospital Receives National Award for Heart Attack Care

Posted: January 19, 2012

Metro Health Hospital has received another national award for its exceptional heart attack care.

The hospital was among two in Michigan – and 85 across the country – recognzied with a 2011 Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry “Get with the Guidelines” program.

The award recognizes Metro’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients according to levels of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association clinical guidelines.┬áMetro Health consistently met or exceeded performance standards for four consecutive quarters to be eligible for this award.

In an effort to deliver excellent care to all heart-attack patients, Metro Health:

  • Uses standardized admission orders for all patients experiencing chest pains and related symptoms that would indicate a heart attack
  • Provides smoking cessation information to all patients upon admission, whether they smoke or not
  • Uses standardized discharge instructions

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