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South Nassau consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2013 award.


In recognition of its compliance with best-practice clinical guidelines in cardiac care, South Nassau Hospital has been awarded an ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award in coronary artery disease from the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry. South Nassau is one of only 130 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2013 award.

The ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk STEMI and NSTEMI patients.

Research has shown that 80,000 lives can be saved annually if the program's recommended guidelines for coronary artery disease are implemented nationwide. Today, nearly 2,000 hospitals use one or more of the program's modules.

"While this honor is a reflection of South Nassau's consistency in achieving high standards in the treatment of coronary artery disease, what it means to the communities we serve is that when residents need expert cardiac care, they need to look no further than South Nassau," said Robert Kramer, M.D., chair of the department of medicine and assistant medical director.

Click to learn more about South Nassau's The Center for Cardiovascular Health.



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