Tennova T-Creek 1 of 86 in U.S. honored

Tennova Healthcare’s Turkey Creek Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry Chest Pain- MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019.

Turkey Creek Medical Center is one of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

“This award recognizes Tennova’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients,” said Ravi Mehta, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist with Tennova Heart at Turkey Creek Medical Center. “Further, it signifies our hospital and its accredited Chest Pain Center have met an aggressive goal of treating heart attack patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association.”

“As a Silver Performance Award recipient, Tennova has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with acute myocardial infarction,” said Michael C. Kontos, M.D., chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, Turkey Creek Medical Center has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations.”

To receive the Silver Performance Achievement Award, hospitals must demonstrate sustained achievement in the Chest Pain- MI Registry for four consecutive quarters and perform at the top level of standards for specific performance measures.

Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process, using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“I am proud of our entire cardiac and emergency medicine team,” said Tony Benton, chief executive officer of Turkey Creek Medical Center. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our medical staff, registered nurses, EMS and other clinicians to provide the highest quality care for heart patients.”